Aberdeen's current station was originally known as Aberdeen Joint station – built during the First World War, it unified all the lines serving the city. Today it's a bustling terminus that is served by trains from all over the country, including the Highland Sleeper route from Euston. The approach to the station is famously scenic, with dramatic sea views on the final leg from Stonehaven.
When you pull into the gateway to the Highlands, it's tempting to sneak off for a wee dram the minute your feet hit the concourse. But the UK's oil and deep-sea fishing centre has loads more to offer – and not just the freshest fish and chips you've ever had. The nearby Union Square development is a good start. Opened in 2009, this shopping and entertainment complex was built on an abandoned railway yard, and cleverly integrates the sandstone structure of the original 1867 station into its main plaza.
|Staffing level||The staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.|
|Left Luggage Website||https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/|
|Shops note||WHSmith newsagent. Station has two PhotoMe photo booths.|
|Telephone types||Cards and coins|
|Station Buffet notes|
Cafe, WH Smith, Bar
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
This is a Category A station. This station has step-free access to all platforms. The Passenger Assist meeting point is at the automatic gates. Automatic Ticket Gates in operation Mon-Sat: 0600-2310; Sun: 0830-2310 Blue Badge parking bays: 12
|Toilets notes||The toilets are located opposite the Taxi Rank and inside the First Class Lounge, available during ticket office opening hours|
|Staff Help notes|
Meeting Point: At the Automatic Ticket Gates inside the station
|Customer Service notes|
|Customer help points||Available|
|Carpark name||South College Street Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||188|
|Cycle storage spaces||80|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
additional cycle parking located outside Union Square Shopping Centre
|Cycle storage notes||There are stands available.|
|Step-free access||Step free access is available throughout the whole station.|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Aberdeen station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:
Aberdeen train station is mainly served by ScotRail and LNER trains. Thanks to frequent ScotRail services, you can easily get from Inverness to Aberdeen in 2h 11m, Dundee to Aberdeen in 1h 17m and Stonehaven to Aberdeen in just 20m. LNER services cover the routes from Edinburgh to Aberdeen in 2h 38m and from London to Aberdeen in 7h 24m.
Need more information about how to get to Aberdeen by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Aberdeen.
Want to know when your next train from/to Aberdeen station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Aberdeen railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Aberdeen.
Aberdeen station has two entrances. The College Street entrance is adjacent to the car park and is connected to the concourse by a bridge and lifts. The Union Square entrance brings you directly onto the concourse. Platforms 1-6 are accessible from the main concourse, and platform 7 via the bridge and lifts. Platforms 6 and 7 are double-length, with their north and south ends denoted by 6S, 6N, 7S and 7N. Platforms 1-2 are not currently in use.
Aberdeen train station has one multi-storey car park, which is located on College Street. Step-free access is available not only at the car park but also throughout the whole station.
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Aberdeen station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Aberdeen station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Aberdeen.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Aberdeen station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Aberdeen station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.