Edinburgh to Aberdeen train

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for 25 May

Cheapest

£18

Average

£36

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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10:28Edinburgh Waverley2h34 13:02Aberdeen
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£181One-way
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14:30Edinburgh Waverley2h36 17:06Aberdeen
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£181One-way
13:30Edinburgh Waverley2h23 15:53Aberdeen
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£451One-way
15:30Edinburgh Waverley2h27 17:57Aberdeen
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£451One-way
11:30Edinburgh Waverley2h24 13:54Aberdeen
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£451One-way

Train schedule Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 25 May
09:30Edinburgh Waverley2h20 11:50Aberdeen
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10:28Edinburgh Waverley2h34 13:02Aberdeen
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11:30Edinburgh Waverley2h24 13:54Aberdeen
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13:30Edinburgh Waverley2h23 15:53Aberdeen
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14:30Edinburgh Waverley2h36 17:06Aberdeen
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15:30Edinburgh Waverley2h27 17:57Aberdeen
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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for 25 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

2 h 27 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

149 km

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.

Fastest
09:30Edinburgh Waverley2h20 11:50Aberdeen
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£451One-way
13:30Edinburgh Waverley2h23 15:53Aberdeen
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£451One-way
11:30Edinburgh Waverley2h24 13:54Aberdeen
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£451One-way
15:30Edinburgh Waverley2h27 17:57Aberdeen
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£451One-way
10:28Edinburgh Waverley2h34 13:02Aberdeen
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£181One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£18 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross 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.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Edinburgh to 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

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:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 36 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 1 a day

Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen 

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. 

Edinburgh to Aberdeen Train Time: Daily departures

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. 

How long is the journey by train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen? 

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. 

Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen 

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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen 

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 Edinburgh to 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. 

Edinburgh to Aberdeen trains: services onboard

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. 

How do I find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

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. 

Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Aberdeen from Edinburgh to cost as little as £16  in the next 7 days.
The Edinburgh to Aberdeen train ticket price is on average £18  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
The Edinburgh to Aberdeen train distance is approximately 92 miles (148 km).
On average the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen duration is 2 h 20 min  for the 92 miles (148 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

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.

For the best Edinburgh to Aberdeen train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country, Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Edinburgh and Aberdeen to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 17 direct trains per day from Edinburgh to Aberdeen with Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
On average, there are 17 trains a day from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
If you prefer early morning trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, the first train leaves at 07: 30. If you prefer late night trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, the last train of the day leaves at 21: 43. Omio shows you the latest train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
If you buy a train ticket to Aberdeen from Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £18 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Edinburgh and Aberdeen are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Aberdeen
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip between Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express

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