Want to know more about travelling from London to Aberdeen by train? You’ve come to the right place.
The fastest direct LNER services can take you from London to Aberdeen in 7 hours and 4 minutes and you’ll usually find around 6 trains a day running on this route from King’s Cross station up to Scotland. Although some services are direct, others will stop at Edinburgh Waverley, where you'll need to change to a ScotRail train to continue your journey.
Once you hop on your LNER train, you’ll enjoy comfortable seating, an onboard café and free WiFi as standard. If you fancy travelling in style on your way up to Edinburgh, why not check out LNER First Class too. Sit back and relax as you cross through Yorkshire, Cumbria, Newcastle, and Berwick-upon-Tweed before heading into the Lowlands of Scotland and crossing the Forth Rail Bridge outside Edinburgh, before continuing along the East coast of Scotland to Aberdeen.
Ready to book? Start a search for train tickets from London to Aberdeen in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for FAQs and tips on finding cheap tickets, like travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard.
The average journey time by train between London and Aberdeen is 9 hours and 10 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Aberdeen is 7 hours and 6 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Aberdeen can start from as little as £25 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Aberdeen without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from London to Aberdeen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Aberdeen leaves at 08:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Aberdeen leaves at 20:15. 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.
Trains travelling from London to Aberdeen cover a distance of around 397 miles (640 km) during the journey.
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 to Aberdeen is right for you.
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.
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