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Inverness to Aberdeen Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 12 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £24
Trains depart from:Inverness
Trains arrive in:Aberdeen
Distance:133 km
Train Companies:Scotrail

Trains from Inverness to Aberdeen

The route between Inverness and Aberdeen is served by 11 direct trains a day during the week. The journey takes between two and two and a half hours to make the trip along the Moray coastline to the Granite City.

Inverness to Aberdeen Train Time: Daily departures

The Inverness to Aberdeen line is well served with trains, including two services that arrive before 9:00 a.m. All trains are direct and are well spread out over the day, ensuring that passengers can find a departure time to suit their needs. The first train of the day leaves Inverness just before 5:00 a.m. and the final service departs at just after 9:30 p.m. Sundays see a reduced service, but still offer five direct connections between the two cities.

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

The train from Inverness to Aberdeen takes from two to two and a half hours to make its journey, depending on the service chosen. The fastest trains need only two hours and four minutes to complete the route, while the slowest take two hours 23 minutes. The trains with the longest journey times tend to be those departing or arriving at peak times.

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

Departure train station: All trains from Inverness to Aberdeen have Inverness Station as their departure train station. Inverness Station is located in the heart of the Highland capital and has a taxi rank directly in front of its main doors. Passengers seeking onward travel will find local bus stops just across the road and the city's bus station within a five-minute walk. The station is equipped with a left-luggage office, a newsagent, a café, a ticket office and automatic ticket machines, as well as a spacious waiting area.

Arrival train station: Trains from Inverness to Aberdeen arrive at Aberdeen train station. Aberdeen's station is directly in the city centre and is attached to a large shopping mall, where numerous food outlets and shops can be found. The station has a ticket office, restaurant, a waiting room and toilets. However, passengers should note that it does not offer a left-luggage facility.

Which train companies travel from Inverness to Aberdeen?

ScotRail is the only operator running trains on the route from Inverness and Aberdeen, offering only direct connections.

ScotRail Inverness to Aberdeen

All ScotRail trains from Inverness to Aberdeen are direct. Weekdays and Saturdays see eleven direct trains, evenly spaced at approximately two-hour intervals. Sundays have a reduced service, but passengers can still choose from five different connections. Most weekday and Saturday trains have a catering trolley on board for passengers to buy hot drinks and light snacks; however, on certain services, this is only offered from Monday to Friday.

Inverness to Aberdeen Trains: Services on board

All ScotRail trains between Inverness and Aberdeen have both first and standard-class seating and a seat can be reserved in either class in advance for free. Passengers may bring a bike on board with them for no extra fee, but a reservation is necessary. Bicycles should be stored in the appropriate spaces, which are indicated with a bicycle symbol on the outside of the carriage.

ScotRail passengers may be accompanied by up to two cats, dogs or other small animals may on all trains without an additional fee. However, all pets must be on a lead or in an appropriate carry container.

ScotRail's luggage policy allows passengers to carry up to three pieces of luggage onto each service. If it is necessary to bring more than three pieces of luggage, or more than two pets, an additional fee is payable.

Accessible travel for all is ScotRail's aim. Each ScotRail train is equipped with ramps to ensure that passengers can board and disembark the train safely. Wheelchair spaces and accessible toilets can be found in standard-class carriages; passengers should note that these are not currently available in first-class. For those who may need extra help at the beginning or end stations, assistance can be booked in advance. Although ScotRail will do its best to help whether assistance has been booked or not, passengers travelling at times outside ticket office opening hours should be sure to book to avoid complications or disappointment.

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

The cheapest train tickets between Inverness and Aberdeen can be found when passengers book their journeys well in advance. Peak-time trains tend not to have the best deals so passengers should consider making their journey at a different time of day outside these hours. Midweek services are most likely to be the quietest services, ensuring that some good deals can be found.

Travel Tips

Trains from Inverness 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 Inverness to Aberdeen.
What is the price of the cheapest train from Inverness to Aberdeen?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Aberdeen from Inverness to cost as little as £9  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Inverness to Aberdeen?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Inverness to Aberdeen train to cost on average £29  one way.
What is the distance from Inverness to Aberdeen by train?
You should expect to travel around 82 miles (132 km)  from Inverness to Aberdeen by train.
How long does it take from Inverness to Aberdeen by train?
While the time it takes to travel 82 miles (132 km) to Aberdeen from Inverness can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Inverness to Aberdeen is on average 2 h 5 min.
What is the departure train station in Inverness and arrival train station in Aberdeen?

Omio customers book a train from Inverness   to Aberdeen   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Inverness to go to Aberdeen? Where is the train station in Aberdeen located?

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

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

Which train companies should I travel with from Inverness to Aberdeen?
For the best Inverness to Aberdeen train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Scotrail. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Inverness and Aberdeen to compare what amenities they may offer.
What time is the earliest train from Inverness to Aberdeen? What time is the last train from Inverness to Aberdeen?
The first Inverness to Aberdeen train departs at 08: 01   and the last train from Inverness to Aberdeen leaves at 10: 02. Check out the most up-to-date Inverness to Aberdeen train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I book Inverness to Aberdeen train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Inverness to Aberdeen is on average £29 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Inverness and Aberdeen available a few months in advance.

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