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.
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.
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.
The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and London Kings Cross is 7 hours and 46 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross is 6 hours and 56 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross 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.
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.
The first train from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross leaves at 06:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 396 miles (637 km) during the journey.
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