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Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 2h 37m to travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 92 miles (148 km). There are normally 34 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from £5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 18m
PriceFrom £5
Distance92 miles (148 km)
Frequency34 trains per day
First train04:48
Last train21:35
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway

Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) for Tuesday 29th June 2021 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
10:52 13:26 2h 34m, direct
12:01 14:23 2h 22m, direct
12:45 16:02 3h 17m, 1 change
14:13 16:34 2h 21m, direct
14:56 17:27 2h 31m, direct
15:52 18:26 2h 34m, direct
16:38 19:24 2h 46m, 1 change
17:00 19:33 2h 33m, direct
17:45 21:11 3h 26m, 1 change
19:18 21:50 2h 32m, direct

Taking the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh in 2h 18m

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There are around 34 trains running between Aberdeen and Edinburgh daily, which usually take 2h 37m to complete the journey over 92 miles (148 km). As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Hop on a train to Edinburgh and it’s likely to be a ScotRail service, as they’re one of the main operators on this route, although you may change between different train companies during your journey. If you’re looking to get there quickly, the fastest train time from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is 2h 18m.

If you want to save money, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train, keep reading for timetable, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley)? 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 2 hours and 37 minutes, with around 34 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 2 hours and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £5 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 Edinburgh (Waverley)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 34 direct trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The first train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 04:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The last train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 21:35. 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 92 miles (148 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Aberdeen.

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at £5 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) 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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