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Aberdeen to London Kings Cross by train

It takes an average of 7h 42m to travel from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross by train, over a distance of around 396 miles (637 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross and tickets for this journey start from £37.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 58m
PriceFrom £37.50
Distance396 miles (637 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationLondon Kings Cross
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway

Aberdeen to London Kings Cross train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross for Saturday 15th May 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
13:56 On timeaberdeen21:54 On timelondon kings crossPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail Super Off PeakGet tickets7h 58m, 1 change
14:52 On timeaberdeen22:24 On timelondon kings crossPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets7h 32m, direct
16:00 On timeaberdeen09:58 london kings crossPlat. 5 estimatedscotrail Super Off PeakGet tickets17h 58m, 5 changes
16:00 On timeaberdeen10:08 london kings crossPlat. 5 estimatedscotrail Super Off PeakGet tickets18h 8m, 2 changes
21:35 On timeaberdeen13:40 london kings crossPlat. 4 estimatedcrosscountry Super Off PeakGet tickets16h 5m, 1 change
09:47 aberdeen17:08 london kings crossPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets7h 21m, direct
11:10 aberdeen18:44 london kings crossPlat. 4 estimatedcrosscountry Super Off PeakGet tickets7h 34m, 2 changes
11:47 aberdeen18:59 london kings crossPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets7h 12m, direct
13:47 aberdeen21:35 london kings crossPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets7h 48m, 1 change

Travelling from Aberdeen to London by train

There are 3 direct trains every day from Aberdeen to London King's Cross operated by London North Eastern Railway (LNER).

All London North Eastern Railway (LNER) trains come with a First Class option featuring free WiFi, and a small cost for the service in Standard.

There's an additional option to change at Edinburgh Waverley. These services are run by ScotRail until Edinburgh Waverley and by London North Eastern Railway (LNER) from Edinburgh Waverley to London King's Cross.

ScotRail provides free WiFi on this route, First Class seating, and there are no restrictions on bikes. However, space is limited during peak hours. There's also an at-seat buffet cart service providing hot and cold drinks and light snacks.

For more information, visit our ScotRail page.

Route information from Aberdeen to London

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.

You'll then cross the Forth Rail Bridge outside Edinburgh, a sight to behold. After travelling through the Lowlands of Scotland, the train takes you along the east coast, passing through Berwick-upon-Tweed, Newcastle, Cumbria, and Yorkshire.

Things to do in London

It’s hard to decide where to go first in London with so many different things to do. When travelling in the summer, why not grab an ice cream and enjoy the sun in one of the deck chairs scattered around Regents Park or Hyde Park?

On a rainy day, there are plenty of museums just waiting to be discovered. You can walk to South Kensington or go by tube or bus, either way, London’s biggest museums aren’t far away. The Natural History Museum is full of exotic animals and interesting facts about nature, while the Science Museum next door features an array of cool gadgets and interactive displays that are fun for the whole family. Renowned for its excellent shopping opportunities, Oxford Street is the busiest high street in the UK, well worth a visit for some retail therapy. Don't forget to check out Harrods in Knightsbridge. Britain's most famous luxury department store, it attracts millions of visitors each year.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and London Kings Cross is 7 hours and 42 minutes, with around 6 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 Kings Cross by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross is 6 hours and 58 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross can start from as little as £37.50 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 Kings Cross?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross 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 Kings Cross leave?

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

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

The last train from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross leaves at 14:52. 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 Kings Cross by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 396 miles (637 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross

Train tickets from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross start at £37.50 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

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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 Kings Cross 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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