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Train Information to Edinburgh from Aberdeen

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price£27 (€31)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh cover the 92 miles (148 km) long route taking on average 2 h 34 min with our travel partners like Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £27, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Aberdeen and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies

Aberdeen to Edinburgh with CrossCountry

Travel between Aberdeen and Edinburgh from £21 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

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.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with CrossCountry between Aberdeen and Edinburgh for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Aberdeen to Edinburgh train with CrossCountry (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Aberdeen - Edinburgh trip and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance between Aberdeen and Edinburgh by train is 92 miles (148 km). You can book tickets for this CrossCountry train for as low as £32 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect CrossCountry Aberdeen - Edinburgh train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

  • Average Price: £32

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets between Aberdeen and Edinburgh due to the coronavirus:

  • 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.

Travel Tips

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Travel by train to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train to Edinburgh from Aberdeen?
You can find a cheap train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh for some dates and times for as low as £21  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Edinburgh from Aberdeen is £27  one way.
How far is it from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train?
The train distance from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is around 92 miles (148 km).
How many hours does it take from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train?
On average the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh duration is 2 h 34 min  for the 92 miles (148 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Aberdeen to Edinburgh train leave from? Which Edinburgh train station do I come into from Aberdeen?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Aberdeen   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Aberdeen and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Edinburgh most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers can get me from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?
When taking a train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, you can count on Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Aberdeen to Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there to Edinburgh from Aberdeen a day?
The average number of trains departing Aberdeen for Edinburgh is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Aberdeen to Edinburgh? When does the last train depart from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?
You can take the first train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh at 08: 04   or take the last train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh leaving at 11: 47. Look for the latest Aberdeen Edinburgh train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How far in advance should I book train tickets between Aberdeen and Edinburgh for the best deals?
If you book a train ticket to Edinburgh from Aberdeen 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.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Aberdeen
Edinburgh
The major railway station for departures from Aberdeen is Aberdeen. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Aberdeen for your trip from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.