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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:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 21:30
Saturday 06:15 - 19:00
Sunday 08:45 - 21:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteKiosk News agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameSouth College Street Car Park
Car parking spaces188
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces80
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
additional cycle parking located outside Union Square Shopping Centre
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

The whole station is step-free

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 21:30
Saturday 06:15 - 19:00
Sunday 08:45 - 21:30


Next to the booking office

Tickets accepted

All ScotRail First Class Tickets


Screens with updated train information, digital freeview television, papers, magazines


Complimentary refreshments and light snacks





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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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 InverurieScotRail10:416NOn time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail11:015On time
to MontroseScotRail11:256SOn time
to InverurieScotRail11:407NOn time
to Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail11:454On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MontroseScotRail10:396NOn time
from InverurieScotRail10:556NOn time
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail11:223On time
from InvernessScotRail11:246NOn time
from MontroseScotRail11:387NOn time
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