|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 30 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£25|
|Trains depart from:||Inverness|
|Trains arrive in:||Aberdeen|
Trains from Inverness to Aberdeen run at 90 minutes to 2-hour intervals from Monday to Friday, starting early in the morning, with the last departure in the late afternoon. The service is operated by ScotRail and all trains are direct. The timetable on Saturdays is very similar, but on Sunday there are only 4 trains spread across the day, with peak-time fares applying to all but the earliest.
Trains from Inverness to Aberdeen leave from the railway station on Academy Street. This is located in the heart of the city centre, easily accessible from the town's leisure and retail hotspots. The Falcon Square shopping district is adjacent to the station, and next to that is the Eastgate Shopping Centre. Inverness College Midmills Campus is less than 1 km away, as is the Victorian Market on Queensgate. There are frequent bus services to the station from Inverness Airport and all parts of the city, although buses aren't operational 12:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.
Aberdeen is a city of leafy parks and impressive Victorian architecture (much of it made from hard local granite, hence it's nickname "the granite city"), and it's also buzzing with activity thanks to its connections with the North Sea Oil industry. The arrival point for trains from Inverness is the railway station on Guild Street, just a short step from the Union Square Shopping Centre and 5 minute's walk from the Academy Aberdeen Mall and the Maritime Museum. With the city's central bus station right next door, the railway station is well served by public transport. For those wishing to travel on to the Orkney and Shetland Islands, the Ferry Terminal on Regent Road is 2-3 minutes by bus, and Aberdeen Airport is only 22 minutes away. There is no bus service 12:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m.