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Aberdeen to Perth by train

It takes an average of 1h 34m to travel from Aberdeen to Perth by train, over a distance of around 73 miles (117 km). There are normally 19 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to Perth and tickets for this journey start from £11.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 26m
PriceFrom £11.30
Distance73 miles (117 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationPerth
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsScotRail

Aberdeen to Perth train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to Perth for Thursday 13th 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
18:40 On timeaberdeen20:12 On timeperthPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets1h 32m, direct
21:17 On timeaberdeen23:08 On timeperthPlat. 7S estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets1h 51m, direct
05:34 aberdeen07:14 perthPlat. 6S estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets1h 40m, direct
05:47 aberdeen08:40 perthPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 53m, 1 change
07:38 aberdeen09:10 perthPlat. 4 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets1h 32m, direct
09:44 aberdeen11:15 perthPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets1h 31m, direct
11:01 aberdeen12:39 perthPlat. 5 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets1h 38m, 1 change
11:45 aberdeen13:14 perthPlat. 4 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets1h 29m, direct
13:50 aberdeen15:17 perthPlat. 6S estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets1h 27m, direct
13:56 aberdeen15:36 perthPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets1h 40m, 1 change

How to travel from Aberdeen to Perth by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Aberdeen to Perth? Look no further.

You can expect the journey from Aberdeen to Perth by train to take around 1h 34m. You’ll usually find around 19 trains running on this route per day, which spans 73 miles (117 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to your destination. Want to reach Perth quickly? ScotRail operate all trains on this route and can get you there in just 1h 26m on the fastest services. You’ll also get to enjoy free WiFi, power sockets, an at-seat catering service and more amenities on board.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

Want to book your train tickets from Aberdeen to Perth now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to know if trains are running, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Perth.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Perth is 1 hour and 34 minutes, with around 19 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 Perth by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Perth is 1 hour and 26 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to Perth cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Perth can start from as little as £11.30 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 Perth?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdeen to Perth without having to change trains. There are 19 direct trains from Aberdeen to Perth 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 Perth leave?

The first train from Aberdeen to Perth leaves at 04:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Aberdeen to Perth leaves at 23:23. 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 Perth by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Perth cover a distance of around 73 miles (117 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Perth

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Perth start at £11.30 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 Perth 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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