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from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Aberdeen on Sep 25 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h05 01:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$311One-way
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10:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h05 01:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$311One-way
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03:31PMEdinburgh Waverley2h21 05:52PMAberdeen
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$381One-way
03:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h10 06:30PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$331One-way
02:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h05 05:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$311One-way

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Fri
Sep 24
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$28Megabus
Sat
Sep 25
$61Scotrail
$28Megabus
Sun
Sep 26
$45Cross Country
$25Megabus
Mon
Sep 27
$38London North Eastern Railway
$21Megabus
Tue
Sep 28
$29Scotrail
$21Megabus
Wed
Sep 29
$28Scotrail
$21Megabus
Thu
Sep 30
$28Scotrail
$21Megabus
Fri
Oct 1
$29Scotrail
$21Megabus
Sat
Oct 2
$38Scotrail
$21Megabus
Sun
Oct 3
$45Cross Country
$22Megabus
Mon
Oct 4
$19Scotrail
$21Megabus
Tue
Oct 5
$19Scotrail
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Wed
Oct 6
$19Scotrail
$19Megabus
Thu
Oct 7
$19Scotrail
$19Megabus
Fri
Oct 8
$19Scotrail
$19Megabus
Sat
Oct 9
$28Scotrail
$19Megabus
Sun
Oct 10
$45Cross Country
$19Megabus
Mon
Oct 11
$14Scotrail
$15Megabus
Tue
Oct 12
$19Scotrail
$19Megabus
Wed
Oct 13
$19Scotrail
$19Megabus
Thu
Oct 14
$19Scotrail
$19Megabus

Travel Information to Aberdeen from Edinburgh

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $29
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $21 (€17) • 3 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $29 (€23) • 2 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 92 miles (148 km) by bus or train between Edinburgh and Aberdeen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

How to get from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, 93,67% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Edinburgh to Aberdeen and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

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Travel to Aberdeen 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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
FAQs
What are the ways to get from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

You can travel to Aberdeen from Edinburgh 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Aberdeen is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $21 (€17) compared to other travel options to Aberdeen:

A bus is generally $8 (€7) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $29 (€23) from Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

What is the fastest way to travel to Aberdeen from Edinburgh?

The quickest way to travel to Aberdeen from Edinburgh is by train, which takes on average 2 h 16 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 5 min.

What is the distance from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

You should expect to travel around 92 miles (148 km) between Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

How many services a day are there from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Aberdeen is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Aberdeen?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Aberdeen depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Aberdeen, Guild Street.
  • Most travelers board their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Aberdeen.
Which travel companies can get me from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Aberdeen by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Edinburgh to Aberdeen tickets on Omio for $21 (€17).
  • London North Eastern Railway can get you to Aberdeen by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Aberdeen for $29 (€23) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with Megabus.

Direct services to Aberdeen 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 trip.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?
Many of our customers traveling from Edinburgh to Aberdeen don't make Aberdeen their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Aberdeen are London, Glasgow or Dundee, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Aberdeen to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Aberdeen from Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $21 (€17) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $29 (€23) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
Amenities
Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.

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