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Perth to Aberdeen by train

It takes an average of 1h 39m to travel from Perth to Aberdeen by train, over a distance of around 73 miles (117 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Perth to Aberdeen and tickets for this journey start from £11.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 28m
PriceFrom £11.80
Distance73 miles (117 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train05:00
Last train22:46
Departure stationPerth
Arrival stationAberdeen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsScotRail

Perth to Aberdeen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Perth to Aberdeen for Tuesday 28th June 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.
09:17 11:50 2h 33m, 2 changes
10:50 12:38 1h 48m, direct
11:14 13:54 2h 40m, 2 changes
12:44 14:14 1h 30m, direct
13:24 15:53 2h 29m, 2 changes
14:45 16:29 1h 44m, direct
15:41 17:13 1h 32m, direct
16:41 18:17 1h 36m, direct
17:20 20:05 2h 45m, 1 change
17:21 20:05 2h 44m, 2 changes

About the train journey from Perth to Aberdeen

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.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Perth to Aberdeen with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

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

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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Perth to Aberdeen is 1 hour and 28 minutes.

How much does the train from Perth to Aberdeen cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Perth to Aberdeen?

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.

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

The first train from Perth to Aberdeen leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

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

Trains travelling from Perth to Aberdeen cover a distance of around 73 miles (117 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Perth to Aberdeen

Train tickets from Perth to Aberdeen start at £11.80 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 Perth 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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