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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh will cost around £ 42 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 27.
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2 h 33 m
2 h 36 m
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Of the 4 trains that leave Aberdeen for Edinburgh every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 149 km distance in an average of 2 h 36 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 33 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 39 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
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|Avg. Train Duration|
3 hours 35 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£24|
|Trains depart from:||Aberdeen|
|Trains arrive in:||Edinburgh|
|Train Companies:||London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail|
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CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
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Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh run regularly throughout the day from early in the morning until the evening. There are several services per hour, operated by a number of providers. The journey can take anywhere from two hours and 20 minutes to two hours and 45 minutes, depending on the chosen train.
After an early morning service, there are one or two trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh each hour until around 9:30 p.m. This schedule runs during the week and at weekends, giving passengers plenty of choice.
Taking the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh can take between two hours and 20 minutes and two hours and 45 minutes. Services vary depending on the operator and time of departure, but none of the journeys require a change.
Departure train station: Aberdeen's train station is conveniently located in the city centre, just a 10-minute walk from some of the major attractions. It is also found on the numbers three, 12 and 59 bus routes. Inside, there are many facilities, including toilets, showers and refreshment options, as well as ATMs and shops.
Arrival train station: Edinburgh has three train stations, but the most centrally located is Waverley, where trains from Aberdeen arrive. It's situated at the end of Princes Street, close to a number of attractions and onward transport connections. The station is equipped with a travel centre, toilets and showers, ATMs and a lost property office. Food and drinks can be bought from the on-site shops and water fountains offer refreshment.
Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh are mainly run by LNER and ScotRail, but there are also a couple of services a day operated by CrossCountry. None of the services require a change and there is little difference in the time it takes to complete the journey with the different providers.
ScotRail operates the majority of the trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, with at least one service an hour during peak times. It uses high-speed Inter7City trains for the route and passengers do not need to make any connections. Journeys can vary in length by around 25 minutes depending on the time of day.
There are three or four LNER trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh each day, scattered across the timetable. The route is served with Azuma trains, which typically take two hours and 35 minutes to reach their destination. No changes are required.
CrossCountry operates two trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh a day, with one in the morning and the last service in the evening. The high-speed trains take around two hours and 35 minutes to complete the journey, without any connections necessary.
ScotRail: Upgrades to first-class are available on board ScotRail's trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. They offer additional legroom and complimentary food and drink throughout the journey. Each ScotRail passenger is allowed two large pieces of luggage and a smaller item of hand luggage. Two small pets on a lead or in a travel carrier can be brought onboard. Anyone wishing to travel with a bike should book a space for it when buying their ticket. ScotRail offers an assistance service for disabled travelled, which can be booked until just two hours before travel.
LNER: Booking an upgrade to first-class with LNER on trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh means choosing refreshment options from a menu of food made from locally sourced ingredients. There's also more spacious seating available. Luggage allowances on LNER trains are one large suitcase measuring no more than 90 x 70 x 30 centimetres and two small items. Spaces for bikes must be booked in advance and two pets can be brought on board at no extra charge. Special assistance for those travelling with disabilities should be booked at least 24 hours before departure.
CrossCountry: Upgrading to first-class on CrossCountry trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh means reclining seats and food and drink served by a dedicated host. The operator recommends bringing a piece of luggage no larger than 90 x 70 x 30 centimetres on board. Smaller items can be stowed under seats. A maximum of two small pets per person can be brought onto CrossCountry trains at no extra cost. Reservations for bikes must be made before travel. A JourneyCare service is operated by CrossCountry, which facilitates travel for those with disabilities or limited mobility.
The best way to obtain the cheapest train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is to book in advance and be flexible with travel times. Some dates can be cheaper than others too, so it's worth widening the search if at all possible.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh Waverley.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Aberdeen, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Aberdeen.
The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Edinburgh.
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