It takes an average of 9h 39m to travel from Aberdeen to Barnsley by train, over a distance of around 249 miles (401 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to Barnsley and tickets for this journey start from £60.20 when you book in advance.
From 6h 8m
249 miles (401 km)
9 trains per day
CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, Caledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Railway, Lumo
Thinking about taking the train from Aberdeen to Barnsley? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 9 hours 39 minutes to travel the 249 miles (401 km) from Aberdeen to Barnsley by train, although you can get there in as little as 6 hours 8 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 9 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You're likely to be travelling with London North Eastern Railway, Lumo or ScotRail to Barnsley. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.
Book train tickets from Aberdeen to Barnsley in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £60.20. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.
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The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Barnsley is 9 hours and 39 minutes, with around 9 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Barnsley is 6 hours and 8 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Barnsley can start from as little as £60.20 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Aberdeen to Barnsley. Travelling from Aberdeen to Barnsley by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Aberdeen to Barnsley leaves at 04:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Aberdeen to Barnsley leaves at 21:28. 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.
Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Barnsley cover a distance of around 249 miles (401 km) during the journey.
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