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London to Aberdeen by train

It takes an average of 9h 10m to travel from London to Aberdeen by train, over a distance of around 397 miles (640 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from London to Aberdeen and tickets for this journey start from £25 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 6m
PriceFrom £25
Distance397 miles (640 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
First train08:46
Last train20:15
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationAberdeen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCaledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway

London to Aberdeen train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Aberdeen for Monday 16th May 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
21:15 On timelondon euston07:40 On timeaberdeencaledonian sleeper 10h 25m, direct
23:50 On timelondon euston11:05 aberdeencaledonian sleeper Peak11h 15m, 1 change
05:45 london kings cross13:02 aberdeenPlat. 8 estimatedlumo Peak7h 17m, 1 change
07:00 london kings cross13:54 aberdeenPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Peak6h 54m, 1 change
07:30 london euston15:17 aberdeenavanti west coast Peak7h 47m, 2 changes

Travelling from London to Aberdeen by train

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.

Journey details

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

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.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Aberdeen by train?

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

How much does the train from London to Aberdeen cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from London to Aberdeen?

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.

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

The first train from London to Aberdeen leaves at 08:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

What's the distance between London and Aberdeen by train?

Trains travelling from London to Aberdeen cover a distance of around 397 miles (640 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London to Aberdeen

Train tickets from London to Aberdeen start at £25 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 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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