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.
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2 h 20 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for Aberdeen every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||92 miles (148 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 20 min|
|Average train ticket price||£18 (€20)|
|Train frequency||17 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Cross Country, Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway|
Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen cover the 92 miles (148 km) long route taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £18, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Aberdeen.
You can travel by train between Edinburgh and Aberdeen with CrossCountry for as low as £16. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Aberdeen from Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains between Edinburgh and Aberdeen on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Edinburgh to Aberdeen train timetable from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 92 miles (148 km) journey between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains between Edinburgh and Aberdeen in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the CrossCountry train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Aberdeen from Edinburgh and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train to Aberdeen from Edinburgh with CrossCountry!
Edinburgh to Aberdeen train information with CrossCountry:
There are generally two trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen every hour throughout the day, from early in the morning until late at night. The average journey time is around two hours 30 minutes.
On weekdays, the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh at approximately 5:30 a.m. From 7:30 a.m. onwards there are two services per hour, provided by three different companies, until the last train of the day leaves at around 9:30 p.m. On Sundays, there are fewer services, especially early in the morning, and the first train of the day usually leaves around 8:30 a.m.
The fastest train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen has a journey time of around two hours and 20 minutes. Some services may take up to two hours and 40 minutes, and on Sundays this may increase to two hours and 50 minutes as those services are more likely to have one change.
Departure train stations: Trains to Aberdeen depart from two stations in Edinburgh: Haymarket and Waverley. Haymarket Station is a large train station in the West End area of the city, approximately 1.2 miles from Edinburgh's Old Town. It is well-connected by bus and tram, and there is a taxi rank outside. Inside, there are shops, cafes, and toilets. Waverley Station is the city's main station, and is located in the centre of Edinburgh, a short walk from the Scottish National Gallery. It has various tram and bus stops, as well as waiting areas, cash machines, and restaurants.
Arrival train station: Trains from Edinburgh arrive at Aberdeen Station, which is situated in the centre of the city. It is less than 5 minutes' walk from both the bus station and the ferry terminal, as well as most of the city's major museums and attractions. Inside there are several shops, newsagents, food kiosks and lounges.
Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen are provided by Scotrail, GNER, and Cross Country. Scotrail generally operates the fastest service, and most trains run directly.
Scotrail offer the most trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, and most early morning/late night services. Their direct trains are the fastest at around two hours and 20 minutes. On Sundays, some services may have one change, usually in Dundee, and this can increase the journey time to around two hours and 45 minutes.
GNER provide a few services a day, usually in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon. All of their trains run directly, and they usually take around two hours and 35 minutes to reach Aberdeen.
Cross Country run a couple of trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, usually at weekends. They generally depart at around 8:00 a.m. and take approximately two hours and 25 minutes.
Scotrail, GNER and Cross Country all have first-class carriages on many of their trains, with added benefits such as extra legroom and free drinks and snacks. When it comes to luggage, GNER and Scotrail allow passengers to bring up to three items, such as two suitcases and a piece of hand luggage. Cross County request that passengers only bring one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage. Bikes are permitted on board, but it's necessary to make a reservation to ensure there is space available. Folding bikes do not need a reservation, and pushchairs and prams can also be brought on board without a reservation, but they must be folded up and left in the designated luggage area. All of the providers allow pets on board, with a maximum of two animals per person. They must be kept on a lead or in a crate at all times. All of the providers have disability assistance programs, but any help will need to be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Once booked, their staff can meet passengers at the station and help them to book tickets, transport luggage, and board the train. They can also provide wheelchairs.
To get budget-friendly tickets for trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, it can pay to book in advance. Another way to save it to be flexible with travel dates and to choose a train with a longer journey time or multiple changes.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Aberdeen.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city centre of Edinburgh.
The most popular arrival train station, Aberdeen, is located 0.2 miles (311 m) away from the city centre of Aberdeen.
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