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.
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.