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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2 h 26 m
2 h 32 m
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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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 33 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£27|
|Trains depart from:||Aberdeen|
|Trains arrive in:||Edinburgh|
|Train Companies:||London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country, Scotrail|
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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.
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.
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.
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.