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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.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:15:00 until 21:30:00
  • Saturday open from 06:15:00 until 19:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:45:00 until 21:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Shops noteWHSmith newsagent. Station has two PhotoMe photo booths.
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cafe, WH Smith, Bar
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
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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 notesThe toilets are located opposite the Taxi Rank and inside the First Class Lounge, available during ticket office opening hours
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Meeting Point: At the Automatic Ticket Gates inside the station
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameSouth College Street Car Park
Carpark operatorScotRail
Car parking spaces188
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces80
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
additional cycle parking located outside Union Square Shopping Centre
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible 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:

Opening Hours
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:15:00 until 21:30:00
  • Saturday open from 06:15:00 until 19:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:45:00 until 21:30:00
Located Next to the booking office Tickets accepted Inter-Available First Class tickets valid for travel on ScotRail services that day Facilities Screens with updated train information, digital freeview television, papers, magazines Refreshments Complimentary refreshments and light snacks Wi-Fi Yes Showers include an Accessible Shower Yes

Train services to Aberdeen station

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.

Aberdeen train station departures and arrivals

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 parking

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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Independent businesses nearby

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Terra Nova Rooms Quality affordable rooms in a self service hotel. TV, Microwave, Fridge & en suite bathroom in all rooms.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Aberdeen station open?

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.

Are trains running today from Aberdeen station?

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.

Are there toilets at Aberdeen station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Aberdeen station.

Are dogs allowed 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.


Departures and arrivals from Aberdeen

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Aberdeen station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail19:473On time
to MontroseScotRail19:556NOn time
to InverurieScotRail19:577NOn time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail20:104On time
to InvernessScotRail20:186NOn time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from InvernessScotRail19:386SOn time
from InverurieScotRail19:536NOn time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail20:055On time
from MontroseScotRail20:234On time
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail20:29Scheduled
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