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Aberdeen to Birmingham

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  1. on time
    Aberdeen
    Platform 3 estimated
    05:48
    Aberdeen
    Platform 3 estimated
    08:24
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 15 estimated
    08:52
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    12:32
    Wolverhampton
    Platform 4 estimated
    12:42
    Wolverhampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    12:59
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 1A estimated
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 1A estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  2. on time
    Aberdeen
    Platform 3 estimated
    05:48
    Aberdeen
    Platform 3 estimated
    08:24
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 15 estimated
    08:52
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    13:05
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2 estimated
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  3. Aberdeen
    Platform 4 estimated
    06:38
    Aberdeen
    Platform 4 estimated
    09:11
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 2 estimated
    09:11
    Glasgow Queen Street
    10:00
    Glasgow Central
    10:00
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    13:33
    Wolverhampton
    Platform 4 estimated
    13:42
    Wolverhampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    13:59
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 1A estimated
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 1A estimated
    3 changes
    Peak
  4. Aberdeen
    Platform 4 estimated
    06:38
    Aberdeen
    Platform 4 estimated
    09:11
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 2 estimated
    09:11
    Glasgow Queen Street
    10:00
    Glasgow Central
    10:00
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    14:05
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2A estimated
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2A estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  5. on time
    Aberdeen
    Platform 6S estimated
    07:07
    Aberdeen
    Platform 6S estimated
    09:31
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 15 estimated
    10:00
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 5 estimated
    11:27
    Newcastle
    Platform 4 estimated
    11:35
    Newcastle
    Platform 12 estimated
    14:27
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 10A estimated
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 10A estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  6. Aberdeen
    Platform 4 estimated
    08:20
    Aberdeen
    Platform 4 estimated
    10:48
    Haymarket
    Platform 1 estimated
    10:57
    Haymarket
    Platform 4 estimated
    15:05
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2 estimated
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  7. Aberdeen
    Platform 5 estimated
    09:04
    Aberdeen
    Platform 5 estimated
    11:37
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 19 estimated
    12:00
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 6 estimated
    13:27
    Newcastle
    Platform 4 estimated
    13:35
    Newcastle
    Platform 12 estimated
    16:27
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 10A estimated
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 10A estimated
    2 changes
    Peak

Journey information from Aberdeen to Birmingham

  • Train Fares from: £31
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • Trains per day: Around 2
  • Distance: 322 miles (518 km)
  • Train operators: CrossCountry
  • Origin: Aberdeen
  • Destination: Birmingham

Travelling from Aberdeen to Birmingham by train

There are direct trains every day from Aberdeen to Birmingham, operated by CrossCountry. However, the quickest way to get from point to point involves changing at Edinburgh Haymarket for an Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains) service.

CrossCountry trains all come with a First Class option. There's a buffet car on most trains, if not, then there will be a buffet cart providing at-seat service. Most CrossCountry trains on this route also feature a Quiet Coach and there's free WiFi if you travel in First Class (WiFi can be purchased for a small fee if you're seated in Standard).

Route information from Aberdeen to Birmingham

Starting your journey at Aberdeen, you can look forward to some breathtaking views of Scotland´s East coast and Dundee before heading to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.

Once you leave Edinburgh, the train takes you through the Lowlands of Scotland down into England, with yet more stunning East coast views to be seen. You'll pass through Newcastle, York, Leeds, Sheffield and the Peak District before heading to Birmingham.

Things to do in Birmingham

Being the second biggest city in the United Kingdom, Birmingham has plenty to offer for all.

Birmingham's 19th-century canals are even bigger than Venice's, with several waterside attractions found along the waterways. For example, you can take a boat trip and discover the exceptional art galleries around this historic area of the city. Treat yourself to a unique meal and a fancy cocktail along the waterways, home to some great restaurants, secret bars and craft breweries.

Some of the other attractions not to be missed include the outstanding library of Birmingham, the Midlands Art Centre (MAC), specialised in contemporary theatre, dance, independent cinema and exhibitions, and the Botanical Gardens. Opened 200 years ago, these gardens cover everything from deserts to tropical rainforests!

  • How long does it take to travel from Aberdeen to Birmingham by train?

    The average journey time between Aberdeen and Birmingham is . On an average weekday, there are 2 trains travelling from Aberdeen to Birmingham. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Aberdeen to Birmingham by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Aberdeen to Birmingham cost?

    Train tickets from Aberdeen to Birmingham can start from as little as £31 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Aberdeen to Birmingham?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdeen to Birmingham without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Aberdeen to Birmingham.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Aberdeen and Birmingham?

    The distance between Aberdeen and Birmingham is 322 miles.

    Distance: 322 miles
  • What time is the first train from Aberdeen to Birmingham?

    The first train from Aberdeen to Birmingham departs at .

    What time is the last train from Aberdeen to Birmingham?

    The last train from Aberdeen to Birmingham departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Aberdeen to Birmingham timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to Birmingham for Tuesday 25th Feb 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
05:4812:597h 11m, 2 changes
05:4813:057h 17m, 1 change
06:3813:597h 21m, 3 changes
06:3814:057h 27m, 2 changes
07:0714:277h 20m, 2 changes
08:2015:056h 45m, 1 change
09:0416:277h 23m, 2 changes

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

How to find cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Birmingham

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**Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.