The most common journey from Birmingham to Aberdeen typically involves a change at Edinburgh Waverley. You can travel using Virgin Trains West Coast, Virgin Trains East Coast and CrossCountry trains.
Most Virgin East and West Coast trains feature a buffet car called The Foodbar, usually located either in coach J or H. Here, you can purchase hot and cold meals throughout the day. On most journeys, you'll also find a full drinks menu and an at-seat trolley service. If you travel in First Class, the food and drink are complimentary but subject to availability. There's complimentary WiFi for First Class passengers, while those travelling in Standard can pay a small fee for the service.
CrossCountry trains all come with a First Class option. There's a buffet car on most trains, if not, then there will be a buffet cart providing at-seat service. Most CrossCountry trains on this route feature a Quiet Coach and there's free WiFi if you travel in First Class (WiFi can be purchased for a small fee if you're seated in Standard).
From Birmingham, this train takes you on a scenic route through the Peak District, going on to stop at Sheffield, Leeds, York and Newcastle. You'll see some amazing East Coast sights before the train heads up into the Lowlands of Scotland.
The crossing of the Forth Rail Bridge outside Edinburgh offers a spectacular view for all to see, no matter where you are on the train. You’ll then continue to follow the East coast of Scotland, before arriving at Aberdeen.
Things to do in Aberdeen
There's plenty for visitors to do in Aberdeen. Take a look at Balmoral Castle, a royal residence for the Queen herself, or visit the Tolbooth, a historic jail which offers a fantastic insight into medieval Scotland. Alternatively, The Aberdeen Maritime Museum is well worth checking out, as it features a rich collection of the city's proud history.
How long does it take to travel from Birmingham New Street to Aberdeen by train?
The average journey time between Birmingham New Street and Aberdeen is 6 hours 46 minutes. The fastest journey time is 6 hours 46 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 12 trains per day travelling from Birmingham New Street to Aberdeen. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.
Are there direct trains from Birmingham New Street to Aberdeen?
No, it is not possible to travel from Birmingham New Street to Aberdeen without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Birmingham New Street to Aberdeen.
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What time are the first and last train from Birmingham New Street to Aberdeen?
The first train from Birmingham New Street to Aberdeen departs at .
The last train from Birmingham New Street to Aberdeen departs at .
No sleeper services are available.
There may also be less services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.