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Journey information from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

  • Train Fares from: £5
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  • Changes: Direct

Edinburgh to Aberdeen train times information

Most of the trains on this route travel directly from Edinburgh to Aberdeen and are run by ScotRail Trains. However, CrossCountry and Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains) also cover some of the trips. Trains leave around once an hour, with a typical travel time of just over three hours.

Travellers with ScotRail can enjoy comfortable air-conditioned sleeper cabins for longer journeys. They can choose seated accommodation or opt for single or twin berth cabins. Each cabin has a washbasin and shaver point as well as bedside lighting. Room service is also available.

*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
  • How long does it take to travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train?

    The average journey time between Edinburgh and Aberdeen is . On an average weekday, there are 36 trains travelling from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen cost?

    Train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

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  • What is the distance between Edinburgh and Aberdeen?

    The distance between Edinburgh and Aberdeen is 92 miles.

    Distance: 92 miles
  • What time is the first train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

    The first train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen departs at .

    What time is the last train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

    The last train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen departs at .

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    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Edinburgh to Aberdeen timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Edinburgh to Aberdeen for Sunday 12th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
07:2709:562h 29m, direct
09:3011:502h 20m, direct
10:2813:022h 34m, direct
11:3113:492h 18m, direct
13:2915:512h 22m, direct
17:3420:062h 32m, direct

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

How to find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

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