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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. 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.

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
ShopsUnavailable
Shops noteKiosk News agent
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersAvailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameSouth College Street Car Park
Car parking spaces188
Carpark charges
Daily£6.00
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
WheelchairsAvailable
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

Located

Next to the booking office

Tickets accepted

All ScotRail First Class Tickets

Facilities

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

Refreshments

Complimentary refreshments and light snacks

Wi-Fi

Yes

Showers

Yes

Aberdeen station has two entrances. The College Street entrance is adjacent to the car park and 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.

Departures and arrivals from Aberdeen

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail12:475On time
to InverurieScotRail12:536NOn time
to InverurieScotRail13:087NOn time
to EdinburghScotRail13:124On time
to MontroseScotRail13:257NOn time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail12:353On time
from InverurieScotRail12:437NOn time
from MontroseScotRail12:516NOn time
from LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway13:025On time
from InvernessScotRail13:116NLate

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