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Train Information between Perth and Aberdeen

distanceDistance72 miles (116 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesScotrail

Trains from Perth to Aberdeen cover the 72 miles (116 km) long journey with our travel partners like Scotrail. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Perth and arrive in Aberdeen.

Trains from Perth to Aberdeen

Travelling by train from Perth to Aberdeen is fast and comfortable. The shortest journey lasts 1 hour 37 minutes. Passengers can choose from up to 10 trains daily. Trains from Perth to Aberdeen depart from Perth almost every hour, and less frequently on weekends and public holidays.

Perth to Aberdeen train times: Daily departures

Subject to time and passenger volume, trains from Perth to Aberdeen operate 9-11 times daily. The first train departs some minutes after 7:00 a.m., and the final one leaves a little after 10:00 p.m. The train operators don't have sleeper services.

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

The distance covered by trains from Perth to Aberdeen is 73 miles. Travellers should expect to spend an average of 1 hour 48 minutes on the trip. Factors such as the number of changes and train class affect the average trip duration. There are around 9 direct trains daily. Journey times are typically longer on weekends and special occasions.

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

Departure train station: Trains servicing the Perth-Aberdeen route leave from the Perth train station. Centrally located in Scotland's former capital, the station is a vital hub for those travelling to Scotland's major cities. Passengers can access the station by taxi or bus. Facilities include payphones, public WiFi, waiting rooms, car parking, shops, ATMs, and bicycle stands.

Arrival train station: Trains from Perth to Aberdeen stop at the Aberdeen train station, which is in the city centre. Several buses and trains link the station to the airport and other parts of the city. Passenger facilities include a first-class lounge, refreshments area, toilets, showers, payphones, and retail outlets.

Which train companies travel from Perth to Aberdeen?

ScotRail operates train services from Perth to Aberdeen. Passengers can either take a direct or connecting trip. ScotRail runs up 11 times daily and offers the lowest-priced tickets on this route. It also operates the fastest trains.

ScotRail Perth to Aberdeen

Owned by Abellio, ScotRail connects major cities across Northern England and Scotland. It offers daily train trips for passengers travelling between Perth and Aberdeen and many other destinations. The average journey lasts 1 hour 48 minutes, although its faster trains complete the journey in less time. It has a limited number of trains servicing the route, and departures may be a few hours apart. Most of its trains are direct, although a few require at least one transfer.

Perth to Aberdeen trains: Services on board

ScotRail allows travellers to choose between first-class and standard tickets. The first-class section offers roomy seats, quiet areas, and onboard refreshments. Passengers may take up to two items of baggage and one piece of hand luggage. Any additional items will incur an extra fee. Pets are permitted on the train so long as they're on a lead or in a carrier. Each traveller can bring up to two pets and ensure they don't take up seats or inconvenience other passengers.

ScotRail charges no extra fees for storing bikes on board, but travellers should make a reservation in advance. Passengers with reduced mobility can board the train with wheelchairs and light travel scooters, but they must not weigh more than 300 kg (user weight inclusive). Wheelchair travellers are restricted to standard-class coaches but may ride in first class if they can transfer to a seat.

How to find cheap train tickets from Perth to Aberdeen

Travellers can buy train tickets at low prices if they plan their trips ahead of time. Leaving ticket buying to the last minute often means higher costs. Train riders can also save money by travelling during off-peak times, riding a slower train, or choosing a connecting trip. Omio offers a collection of useful tools designed to help travellers find the cheapest tickets for trains between Perth and Aberdeen.

Travel Tips

Trains from Perth 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 Perth to Aberdeen.
How far is it from Perth to Aberdeen by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Perth and Aberdeen via train to be approximately 72 miles (116 km).
Which train station from Perth to Aberdeen do I depart from? Which Aberdeen train station from Perth do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Perth   and arrive in Aberdeen.

Where is the train station in Perth? Where is the train station in Aberdeen?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Perth and need to travel around 0.4 miles (623 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Aberdeen most often arrive at Aberdeen and need to travel around 0 miles (31 m) from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Perth to Aberdeen?
Take the Perth to Aberdeen train with Scotrail. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Aberdeen from Perth as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Perth is Perth. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Perth for your trip between Perth and Aberdeen.