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Train Information from Cardiff to Aberdeen

distanceDistance392 miles (633 km)
durationAverage train duration9 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price£219 (€247)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day

Trains from Cardiff to Aberdeen cover the 392 miles (633 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 59 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £219, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £130. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Aberdeen.

Travel Tips

Trains from Cardiff to Aberdeen
Travel by train to Aberdeen 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 Cardiff to Aberdeen.
What is the price of the cheapest train to Aberdeen from Cardiff?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Cardiff and Aberdeen for as low as £130  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Cardiff to Aberdeen?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cardiff to Aberdeen train prices are on average £219  one way.
How many miles is it from Cardiff to Aberdeen by train?
The Cardiff to Aberdeen train distance is approximately 392 miles (633 km).
How long does it take from Cardiff to Aberdeen by train?
The Cardiff to Aberdeen train duration is on average 9 h 59 min, which is to be expected when travelling 392 miles (633 km) between Cardiff and Aberdeen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Cardiff and arrival train station in Aberdeen?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in Aberdeen.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Cardiff Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Cardiff.

The most popular arrival train station, Aberdeen, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Aberdeen.

How many train services are there from Cardiff to Aberdeen a day?
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Cardiff to Aberdeen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Cardiff to Aberdeen?
If you prefer early morning trains from Cardiff to Aberdeen, the first train leaves at 09: 45. If you prefer late night trains from Cardiff to Aberdeen, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 52. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Aberdeen timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
When should I purchase Cardiff Aberdeen train tickets to score the best deals?
You can find a train between Cardiff and Aberdeen to cost on average £219 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Cardiff to Aberdeen train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip to Aberdeen from Cardiff.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway