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Aberdeen to London by train

It takes an average of 8h 59m to travel from Aberdeen to London by train, over a distance of around 397 miles (640 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to London and tickets for this journey start from £42.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 56m
PriceFrom £42.60
Distance397 miles (640 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
First train06:52
Last train21:43
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCaledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway

Aberdeen to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to London for Tuesday 23rd August 2022 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.
08:20 15:45 7h 25m, 1 change
09:04 16:41 7h 37m, 1 change
09:52 16:48 6h 56m, direct
11:01 18:41 7h 40m, 1 change
12:07 19:39 7h 32m, 1 change
13:13 20:39 7h 26m, 1 change
13:56 20:55 6h 59m, 1 change
14:52 22:09 7h 17m, direct
16:04 01:04 9h 0m, 1 change
18:18 07:01 12h 43m, 1 change

Travelling by train from Aberdeen to London

Thinking about taking the train from Aberdeen to London? Look no further.

The train from Aberdeen to London usually takes around 7h 42m but can take just 6h 58m on the fastest services, with around 6 trains running on this popular route every day. There’s no need for any changes along the way either, as there are direct trains available to your destination.

You'll be taking a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) service on this route. LNER run trains up the East Coast, and their fleet includes several state-of-the-art Azuma trains. Sit back and enjoy free WiFi, onboard catering and power sockets at tables.

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.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Aberdeen to London with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and London is 8 hours and 59 minutes, with around 8 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 London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to London is 6 hours and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to London can start from as little as £42.60 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 London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdeen to London without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Aberdeen to London 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 London leave?

The first train from Aberdeen to London leaves at 06:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Aberdeen to London leaves at 21:43. 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 London by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to London cover a distance of around 397 miles (640 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to London

Train tickets from Aberdeen to London start at £42.60 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 London 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

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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