Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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The cheapest trains

from Aberdeen
to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Sep 16

Cheapest

£31

Average

£39

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh will cost around £ 39 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 31.

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08:20Aberdeen2h35 10:55Edinburgh Waverley
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£311One-way
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09:52Aberdeen2h34 12:26Edinburgh Waverley
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£401One-way
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09:04Aberdeen2h33 11:37Edinburgh Waverley
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£421One-way
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11:02Aberdeen2h26 13:28Edinburgh Waverley
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£421One-way

Train Times

Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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08:20Aberdeen2h35 10:55Edinburgh Waverley
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09:04Aberdeen2h33 11:37Edinburgh Waverley
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09:52Aberdeen2h34 12:26Edinburgh Waverley
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11:02Aberdeen2h26 13:28Edinburgh Waverley
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Sun
Sep 15
Find prices
£42National Express
Mon
Sep 16
£31Cross Country
£35National Express
Tue
Sep 17
£31Cross Country
£35National Express
Wed
Sep 18
Find prices
£35National Express
Thu
Sep 19
£20Scotrail
£35National Express
Fri
Sep 20
£31Cross Country
£35National Express
Sat
Sep 21
£31Cross Country
£35National Express
Sun
Sep 22
£28Cross Country
£35National Express
Mon
Sep 23
£28Scotrail
£35National Express
Tue
Sep 24
£20Scotrail
£35National Express
Wed
Sep 25
£27London North Eastern Railway
£35National Express
Thu
Sep 26
£27London North Eastern Railway
£35National Express
Fri
Sep 27
£27London North Eastern Railway
£35National Express
Sat
Sep 28
£31Cross Country
£35National Express
Sun
Sep 29
Find prices
£35National Express
Mon
Sep 30
£20Scotrail
£34National Express
Tue
Oct 1
£20Scotrail
£35National Express
Wed
Oct 2
£20Scotrail
£35National Express
Thu
Oct 3
£11London North Eastern Railway
£35National Express
Fri
Oct 4
£27London North Eastern Railway
£35National Express
Sat
Oct 5
£31Cross Country
£35National Express

The fastest trains

from Aberdeen
to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Sep 16

Fastest Journey

2 h 26 m

Average

2 h 32 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

149 km

Of the 4 train 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 train cover the 149 km distance in an average of 2 h 32 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 26 m .

The slowest train will take 2 h 35 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
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11:02Aberdeen2h26 13:28Edinburgh Waverley
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£421One-way
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09:04Aberdeen2h33 11:37Edinburgh Waverley
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£421One-way
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09:52Aberdeen2h34 12:26Edinburgh Waverley
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£401One-way
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08:20Aberdeen2h35 10:55Edinburgh Waverley
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£311One-way

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Journey Summary

Aberdeen to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
3 hours 33 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £27
Trains depart from:Aberdeen
Trains arrive in:Edinburgh
Distance:149 km
TrainTrain Companies:London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country, Scotrail

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh: Journey Details

The Scottish capital is one of the most elegant cities in Europe, characterised by the medieval Old Town and castle, the refined Georgian streets of the New Town and the looming volcanic crag of Arthur's Seat. In August, its venues and galleries teem with visitors soaking up the culture at the world's biggest arts festival.

 

Which train companies go from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

Cross Country Trains, Scotrail and Virgin East Coast Trains each provide trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.

How often are trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

From Monday to Saturday there are 18 direct services daily, with one indirect journey. On Sundays, there are 10 direct trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, with the earliest departure slightly later than during the weekdays.

How long is the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Most direct trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh usually take 2 hours and 23 minutes. Although when taking an indirect train the journey time can be up to 2 hours and 35 minutes. There is one overnight train, which requires a change in Dundee, that takes 10 hours and 34 minutes.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

The first direct train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is at 5:46 a.m and the last direct from Aberdeen to Edinburgh train leaves at 21:31 p.m.

Where do trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh depart from and arrive to?

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh depart from Aberdeen railway station, the city's main railway station, which is located close to Union Street in the city centre. There is a covered walkway between the station and the city bus station for services throughout Aberdeen and the North-East region, including some night bus routes. There are taxi ranks at the station and nearby on Hadden Street.

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh will arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, adjacent to Princes Street and the Royal Mile. Numerous city bus routes serve the station, with night buses departing from nearby Waverley Bridge. Trams from Princes Street head for the western suburbs and the airport. There is a taxi rank inside the station by the main concourse.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
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