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Dundee to Aberdeen by train

It takes an average of 1h 16m to travel from Dundee to Aberdeen by train, over a distance of around 58 miles (93 km). There are normally 50 trains per day travelling from Dundee to Aberdeen and tickets for this journey start from £5.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 6m
PriceFrom £5.50
Distance58 miles (93 km)
Frequency50 trains per day
First train04:39
Last train23:12
Departure stationDundee
Arrival stationAberdeen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway

Dundee to Aberdeen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Dundee to Aberdeen for martedì 28º giugno 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:41 11:50 1h 9m, direct
11:18 12:38 1h 20m, direct
11:46 13:02 1h 16m, direct
12:40 13:54 1h 14m, direct
13:07 14:14 1h 7m, direct
14:43 15:53 1h 10m, direct
15:14 16:29 1h 15m, direct
15:50 17:06 1h 16m, direct
16:04 17:13 1h 9m, direct
16:41 17:57 1h 16m, direct

Travelling from Dundee to Aberdeen by train

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

The train from Dundee to Aberdeen usually takes around 1h 17m to travel 58 miles (93 km). You can expect to find 39 trains running on this popular route per day. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. The main train operator on this route is ScotRail, on which you’ll find free WiFi and power sockets. The fastest train time to Aberdeen is 1h 6m, and if you’re making a change or two during your journey, you may travel with some other train companies along the way too.

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, take the train during Off-Peak times. You can also get a Railcard if you’re travelling by train more than a few times a year – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys.

Want to book your train tickets from Dundee to Aberdeen 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 Dundee to Aberdeen.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Dundee and Aberdeen is 1 hour and 16 minutes, with around 50 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 Dundee and Aberdeen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Dundee to Aberdeen is 1 hour and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Dundee to Aberdeen cost?

Train ticket prices from Dundee to Aberdeen can start from as little as £5.50 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 Dundee to Aberdeen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Dundee to Aberdeen without having to change trains. There are 50 direct trains from Dundee to Aberdeen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Dundee to Aberdeen leave?

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

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

The last train from Dundee to Aberdeen leaves at 23:12. 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 Dundee and Aberdeen by train?

Trains travelling from Dundee to Aberdeen cover a distance of around 58 miles (93 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Dundee to Aberdeen

Train tickets from Dundee to Aberdeen start at £5.50 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.

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 Dundee to Aberdeen 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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