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London Kings Cross to Aberdeen by train

It takes an average of 8h 2m to travel from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen by train, over a distance of around 396 miles (637 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen and tickets for this journey start from £42.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 6m
PriceFrom £42.60
Distance396 miles (637 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
First train06:30
Last train16:00
Departure stationLondon Kings Cross
Arrival stationAberdeen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway

London Kings Cross to Aberdeen train times

Check out the next trains departing from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen for Tuesday 23rd August 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
10:00 17:06 7h 6m, direct
10:45 17:55 7h 10m, 1 change
11:30 19:04 7h 34m, 1 change
12:30 20:05 7h 35m, 1 change
13:00 20:46 7h 46m, 1 change
14:00 21:13 7h 13m, direct
15:00 21:53 6h 53m, 1 change
16:00 23:11 7h 11m, direct
16:30 00:09 7h 39m, 1 change
18:00 07:06 13h 6m, 2 changes

Take the train from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen in 7 hours 6 minutes

If you want to travel from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen by train to take around 10 hours 2 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 7 hours 6 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 7 trains per day running on this route, which spans 396 miles (637 km). There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Aberdeen. You can travel on this route with either London North Eastern Railway, Lumo or ScotRail. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen start from £42.60 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Travelling during Off-Peak times or using a Railcard can also help you save money on train travel. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including money-saving tips, or check our timetable above where you can view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Kings Cross 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 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen take?

The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Aberdeen is 8 hours and 2 minutes, with around 7 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 London Kings Cross and Aberdeen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen is 7 hours and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen cost?

Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen 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.

Is there a direct train from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from London Kings Cross 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 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen leave?

The first train from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen leave?

The last train from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen leaves at 16:00. 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 London Kings Cross and Aberdeen by train?

Trains travelling from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen cover a distance of around 396 miles (637 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen

Train tickets from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen start at £42.60 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 London Kings Cross 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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