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Aberdeen to Arbroath by train

It takes an average of 52m to travel from Aberdeen to Arbroath by train, over a distance of around 44 miles (71 km). There are normally 36 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to Arbroath and tickets for this journey start from £7.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 46m
PriceFrom £7.30
Distance44 miles (71 km)
Frequency36 trains per day
First train04:34
Last train22:28
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationArbroath
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway

Aberdeen to Arbroath train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to Arbroath for Tuesday 12th July 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:01 11:51 50m, direct
11:45 12:34 49m, direct
12:07 12:58 51m, direct
12:55 13:41 46m, direct
13:13 14:00 47m, direct
13:50 14:36 46m, direct
13:56 14:51 55m, direct
14:45 15:31 46m, direct
14:52 15:48 56m, direct
15:35 16:26 51m, direct

Take the train from Aberdeen to Arbroath in 46 minutes

If you want to travel from Aberdeen to Arbroath by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Aberdeen to Arbroath by train to take around 52 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 46 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 36 trains per day running on this route, which spans 44 miles (71 km). There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Arbroath. You can travel on this route with either London North Eastern Railway, ScotRail or CrossCountry. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Arbroath start from £7.30 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Travelling during Off-Peak times or using a Railcard can also help you save money on train travel. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including money-saving tips, or check our timetable above where you can view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdeen to Arbroath? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Aberdeen to Arbroath take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Arbroath is 52 minutes, with around 36 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Aberdeen and Arbroath by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Arbroath is 46 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to Arbroath cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Arbroath can start from as little as £7.30 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Aberdeen to Arbroath?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdeen to Arbroath without having to change trains. There are 36 direct trains from Aberdeen to Arbroath each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Aberdeen to Arbroath leave?

The first train from Aberdeen to Arbroath leaves at 04:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aberdeen to Arbroath leave?

The last train from Aberdeen to Arbroath leaves at 22:28. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Aberdeen and Arbroath by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Arbroath cover a distance of around 44 miles (71 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Arbroath to Aberdeen.

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Arbroath

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Arbroath start at £7.30 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Aberdeen to Arbroath is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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