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Aberdeen to Halifax by train

It takes an average of 9h 11m to travel from Aberdeen to Halifax by train, over a distance of around 237 miles (381 km). There are normally 26 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to Halifax and tickets for this journey start from £41.20 when you book in advance.

First train

04:57

Last train

22:28

Departure station

Aberdeen

Arrival station

Halifax

Journey time

6h 15m

Distance

381 miles (237 km)

Frequency

26 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £41.20

Train operators

CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Railway

Take the train from Aberdeen to Halifax in 6 hours 15 minutes

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

You can expect the journey from Aberdeen to Halifax by train to take around 9 hours 11 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 6 hours 15 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 26 trains per day running on this route, which spans 237 miles (381 km). You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Halifax. You can travel on this route with either London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast or ScotRail. 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 Halifax start from £41.20 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 Halifax? 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 Halifax take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Halifax is 9 hours and 11 minutes, with around 26 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 Halifax by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Halifax is 6 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to Halifax cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Halifax can start from as little as £41.20 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.

Is there a direct train from Aberdeen to Halifax?

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

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

The first train from Aberdeen to Halifax leaves at 04:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Aberdeen to Halifax 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 Halifax by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Halifax cover a distance of around 237 miles (381 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Halifax

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Halifax start at £41.20 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 Halifax 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.

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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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