How to travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

How to get from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Megabus
08:30AM2h58
Aberdeen, Guild Street
11:28AMEdinburgh
$251One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
08:30AM2h58
Aberdeen, Guild Street
11:28AMEdinburgh
$251One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Scotrail
01:09PM2h17
Aberdeen station (ABD)
03:26PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$701One-way
0 transfers
Other options
London North Eastern Railway
09:52AM2h33
Aberdeen station (ABD)
12:25PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:20AM2h34
Aberdeen station (ABD)
10:54AMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$341One-way
0 transfers
Scotrail
09:04AM2h18
Aberdeen station (ABD)
11:22AMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$441One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
09:05AM3h06
Aberdeen, Guild Street
12:11PMEdinburgh
$331One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
09:35AM3h06
Aberdeen, Guild Street
12:41PMEdinburgh
$331One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
08:05AM3h06
Aberdeen, Guild Street
11:11AMEdinburgh
$331One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Aberdeen

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$6 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 2 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $16 (€14) • 2 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or ScotRail

Travel 92 miles (148 km) by train or bus between Aberdeen and Edinburgh. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or ScotRail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

You can travel by travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with National Express, ScotRail and FlixBus. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next travel between Aberdeen and Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

    Scotrail is a train operating company in Scotland, providing rail services throughout the country. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to long-distance intercity services. The company operates a variety of train types, including the Class 380, Class 385, Class 156, Class 158 and Class 170. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and comfortable seating. Scotrail also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. The most popular routes for Scotrail include Glasgow to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Inverness, and Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

      FAQs: Travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

      FAQs: Travel to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.
      FAQs

      There are 2 travel options from Aberdeen to Edinburgh: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Aberdeen is by taking a bus, which costs on average $6 (€5).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Aberdeen to Edinburgh:

      Taking a bus costs $10 (€8) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $16 (€14).

      The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Aberdeen is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 18 min.

      Other travel options to Edinburgh take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 2 h 55 min of travel time.

      Edinburgh is approximately 92 miles (148 km) away from Aberdeen.

      The average frequency per day from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is:

      • 17 buses a day.
      • 24 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Aberdeen and Edinburgh as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Aberdeen to Edinburgh:

      • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh depart from Aberdeen, International Airport to Edinburgh, Bus Station.
      • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh depart from Aberdeen to Edinburgh Waverley.

      The following travel companies offer services from Aberdeen to Edinburgh:

      • Megabus, FlixBus, Bus or National Express can take you to Edinburgh by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh for $6 (€5).
      • Travel with ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper for trains to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for CrossCountry Aberdeen to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for $16 (€14).

      Yes, there are direct routes from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

      • You can check for a direct bus to Edinburgh with Megabus or FlixBus with 17 direct buses per day.
      • You can check for a direct train to Edinburgh with ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper with 14 direct trains per day.

      Direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

      Looking to extend your trip from Aberdeen to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Aberdeen to Edinburgh usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow, Inverness or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow, Inverness or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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