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Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath by train

It takes an average of 3h 42m to travel from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath by train, over a distance of around 86 miles (138 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath and tickets for this journey start from £25.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 30m
PriceFrom £25.30
Distance86 miles (138 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationCowdenbeath
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath? 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 Cowdenbeath take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Cowdenbeath is 3 hours and 42 minutes, with around 20 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 Cowdenbeath by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath can start from as little as £25.30 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 Cowdenbeath?

No, there are no direct train services from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath. Travelling from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath leaves at 05:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath 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 Cowdenbeath by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath cover a distance of around 86 miles (138 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Cowdenbeath start at £25.30 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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 Cowdenbeath is right for you.

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