The cheapest trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 13 Jun

Cheapest

£27

Average

£42

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.

Cheapest
13:47Aberdeen2h37 16:24Edinburgh Waverley
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£271One-way
Cheapest
09:47Aberdeen2h35 12:22Edinburgh Waverley
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£271One-way
11:47Aberdeen2h39 14:26Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
£351One-way
11:10Aberdeen2h33 13:43Edinburgh Waverley
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£801One-way

Timetable Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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09:47Aberdeen2h35 12:22Edinburgh Waverley
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11:10Aberdeen2h33 13:43Edinburgh Waverley
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11:47Aberdeen2h39 14:26Edinburgh Waverley
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13:47Aberdeen2h37 16:24Edinburgh Waverley
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Sat
12 Jun
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£16Megabus
Sun
13 Jun
£22London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
Mon
14 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
Tue
15 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
Wed
16 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
Thu
17 Jun
£21Scotrail
£15Megabus
Fri
18 Jun
£21Scotrail
£13Megabus
Sat
19 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
Sun
20 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
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Mon
21 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
Tue
22 Jun
£21Scotrail
£13Megabus
Wed
23 Jun
£21Scotrail
£11Megabus
Thu
24 Jun
£21Scotrail
£11Megabus
Fri
25 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
Sat
26 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£11Megabus
Sun
27 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£11Megabus
Mon
28 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£11Megabus
Wed
30 Jun
£27London North Eastern Railway
£11Megabus
Thu
1 Jul
£21Scotrail
£11Megabus
Fri
2 Jul
£27London North Eastern Railway
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The fastest trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 13 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 33 m

Average

2 h 36 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

149 km

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.

Fastest
11:10Aberdeen2h33 13:43Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
£801One-way
09:47Aberdeen2h35 12:22Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
£271One-way
13:47Aberdeen2h37 16:24Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
£271One-way
11:47Aberdeen2h39 14:26Edinburgh Waverley
0 changes
£351One-way

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Journey Summary

Aberdeen to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
3 hours 35 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £24
Trains depart from:Aberdeen
Trains arrive in:Edinburgh
Distance:149 km
Train Companies:London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail
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Train between Aberdeen and Edinburgh with CrossCountry

Find the best trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £21. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

CrossCountry

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.

Are you making plans to travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh? Why not take a train with CrossCountry? Omio can show you current CrossCountry train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Aberdeen to Edinburgh trains all in one place. On the CrossCountry train, you can expect to travel 92 miles (148 km) from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way CrossCountry train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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.

Aberdeen to Edinburgh Train Time: Daily departures

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.

How long is the journey by train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

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.

Which train companies travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

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 Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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.

LNER Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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 Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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.

Aberdeen to Edinburgh trains: Services on board

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.

How do I find cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

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.

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Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets to Edinburgh from Aberdeen cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Edinburgh from Aberdeen for as little as £21  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh cost on average?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Aberdeen to Edinburgh train to cost on average £27  one way.
What is the distance by train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Aberdeen and Edinburgh via train to be approximately 92 miles (148 km).
How long does it take from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train?
On average the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh duration is 2 h 31 min  for the 92 miles (148 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Aberdeen and arrival train station in Edinburgh?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Aberdeen   to Edinburgh Waverley.

Where is the train station in Aberdeen? Where is the train station in Edinburgh?

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.

Which train providers should I travel with from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?
Take the Aberdeen to Edinburgh train with Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Aberdeen and Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first train depart from Aberdeen to Edinburgh? When does the last train depart from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?
The first train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh leaves at 07: 20   and the last train for this leaves at 10: 47. Omio shows you the latest train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I buy Aberdeen to Edinburgh train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £27 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Aberdeen
Edinburgh
Aberdeen
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