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    London Kings Cross
    Platform 7 estimated
    06:12
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 7 estimated
    11:12
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    11:30
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
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    13:54
    Aberdeen
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    on time
    Aberdeen
    Platform 4 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
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    London Kings Cross
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    08:00
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 2 estimated
    12:20
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    12:30
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
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    14:50
    Aberdeen
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    on time
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    1 change
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    London Kings Cross
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    09:00
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 8 estimated
    13:19
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    13:29
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
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    15:51
    Aberdeen
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    on time
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    Platform 4 estimated
    1 change
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    London Kings Cross
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    Aberdeen
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    0 changes
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    London Kings Cross
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    11:00
    London Kings Cross
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    15:19
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    15:30
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
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    17:55
    Aberdeen
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    1 change
    Super Off Peak
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    London Euston
    11:30
    London Euston
    15:59
    Glasgow Central
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    15:59
    Glasgow Central
    16:42
    Glasgow Queen Street
    16:42
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    19:35
    Aberdeen
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    on time
    Aberdeen
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    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
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    London Kings Cross
    Platform 7 estimated
    13:00
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 7 estimated
    17:19
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    17:36
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
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    20:03
    Aberdeen
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    on time
    Aberdeen
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    1 change
    Super Off Peak
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    London Kings Cross
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    0 changes
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    London Kings Cross
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    15:00
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 6 estimated
    19:18
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 19 estimated
    19:34
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 15 estimated
    21:51
    Aberdeen
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    Aberdeen
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    London Kings Cross
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Journey information from London to Aberdeen

  • Train Fares from: £36.50
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

Travelling from London to Aberdeen by train

There are trains every hour running from London King's Cross to Aberdeen with Virgin Trains East Coast. Some services are direct while others will stop at Edinburgh Waverley, where you'll need to change to a ScotRail train to continue your journey.

All Virgin East Coast trains feature a buffet car called The Foodbar, usually located either in coach J or H. Here, you can purchase hot and cold food and drink throughout the day. On most journeys, you'll also find a full drinks menu and an at-seat trolley service. If you travel in First Class, the food and drink are complimentary but subject to availability. WiFi is free for those travelling in First Class, while those travelling in Standard will need to pay a small fee for the service. To learn more, visit our Virgin Trains East Coast page

ScotRail offers free WiFi on this service, as well as the option to travel First Class. Passengers also have the chance to buy hot and cold drinks as well as light snacks, thanks to an at-seat catering service.

For more information, visit our ScotRail page.

Route information from London to Aberdeen

The train from London King's Cross to Aberdeen takes you up the East coast, crossing through Yorkshire, Cumbria, Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed before heading into the Lowlands of Scotland. Make sure to grab a window seat so you don't miss out on the amazing views. Keep your camera ready, as one of the best sights is saved for last. The crossing of the Forth Rail Bridge outside Edinburgh is a spectacular experience for all. You’ll then continue along the East coast of Scotland, before arriving at Aberdeen.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Take a look at Balmoral Castle, one of the official Royal residences for Her Majesty the Queen. A visit to the Tolbooth is highly recommended as it's a historic jail which gives you a mesmerising insight into medieval Scotland. Finally, take a trip to the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, which offers a rich history of Aberdeen’s proud nautical tradition.

  • How long does it take to travel from London to Aberdeen by train?

    The average journey time between London and Aberdeen is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 4 trains per day travelling from London to Aberdeen. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • Are there direct trains from London to Aberdeen?

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

    Direct
  • What is the distance between London and Aberdeen?

    The distance between London and Aberdeen is 397 miles.

    Distance: 397 miles
  • What time is the first train from London to Aberdeen?

    The first train from London to Aberdeen departs at .

    What time is the last train from London to Aberdeen?

    The last train from London to Aberdeen departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    Sleeper services may be available on some trains. 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.

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How to find cheap train tickets from London to Aberdeen

Did you know that most train companies in the UK increase their prices as the departure date approaches? Our aim is to help you save – we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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*Average savings on all fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.**Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.