If you want to travel from Perth to Aberdeen by train, you've come to the right place.
There are around 17 trains running between Perth and Aberdeen daily, which usually take 1h 39m to complete the journey over 73 miles (117 km). Direct trains are usually available every day on this route, so you don't need to worry about changes during your journey. This route is served by ScotRail and LNER. On their fastest services, you can reach Aberdeen in just 1h 29m. Sit back and enjoy free WiFi and a catering service offering a wide range of food and drinks on ScotRail and LNER trains.
To snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time – tickets are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. If you want to save even more, get a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
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The average journey time by train between Perth and Aberdeen is 1 hour and 39 minutes, with around 20 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 Perth to Aberdeen is 1 hour and 28 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Perth to Aberdeen can start from as little as £11.80 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 Perth to Aberdeen without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Perth to Aberdeen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Perth to Aberdeen leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Perth to Aberdeen leaves at 22:46. 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 Perth to Aberdeen cover a distance of around 73 miles (117 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 Perth 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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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.