You can get from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.
To get from Aberdeen to Edinburgh on 28 Jan we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||92 miles (148 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£15 - £18|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £15 • 2 h 59 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £18 • 2 h 21 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus or London North Eastern Railway|
Take a coach or train to travel 92 miles (148 km) to Edinburgh from Aberdeen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 21 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £15. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.
One of Scotland's most popular business routes, the trip south from Aberdeen to Edinburgh offers a choice of train or bus travel, with direct connections seven days a week. Train journeys offer the fastest route to the capital, taking around two hours and 30 minutes on average to reach Edinburgh. Bus journey times for the road trip south take a little over three hours for most direct services and longer for indirect connections.
The bus usually offers the lowest priced fares for travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, but occasionally rail fares booked well in advance can be the more economical option. National Express and budget bus company Megabus both provide direct bus and indirect services to Elder Street terminus in Edinburgh, with the fastest bus taking three hours to reach the capital. London North Eastern Railway and Cross Country Trains provide some daily direct trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh Waverley, although Scotland's national rail operator Scotrail provides the majority of direct connections on this line, with journey times averaging about two hours and 30 minutes.
Scotrail's direct late-morning train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh Waverley offers the fastest travel option to the capital, taking two hours and 21 minutes to cover the 120-mile route southwest, with other direct train journeys taking about ten to 15 minutes longer. The fastest direct bus connection to Edinburgh is a direct Megabus service taking just under three hours. Other Megabus indirect services with a change at Dundee Seagate Bus Station take about ten minutes longer. National Express indirect services via Perth or Glasgow take around five hours to reach Edinburgh.
The Omio travel booking platform allows passengers to make a comprehensive comparison between rail and bus fares, departure times, and journey durations, and book the best option for their trip to Edinburgh from Aberdeen.
Travellers heading to the capital by train can choose services from London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country Trains, and Scotland's national rail operator Scotrail. Weekday and Saturday timetables feature departures roughly every hour from early morning to mid-evening, with average journey times of around two hours and 30 minutes. There is a reduced schedule on Sundays, with no early morning services, direct trains every two hours from late morning to early evening, and journey times that are about 15 minutes longer. Trains from Aberdeen stop at Haymarket station in the west of Edinburgh before arriving at the central Waverley Station.
Passengers opting for bus travel to Edinburgh can use direct services with the budget bus company Megabus. Their daily schedule offers hourly departures from Aberdeen Guild Street terminus to Edinburgh from early morning to mid-evening. Most departures are direct and take around three hours, while some indirect connections via Dundee Seagate Bus station only take about ten minutes longer. National Express provides indirect buses to the capital from Aberdeen, via Perth or Glasgow, with journey times ranging from four hours and 45 minutes to five hours. Bus services from Aberdeen arrive at Elder Street in the centre of Edinburgh.
There are 2 travel options from Aberdeen to Edinburgh: coach or train.
The cheapest way from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £15 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:
A coach journey is usually £3 less than a journey to Edinburgh by train, which costs on average £18 for the same trip.
The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Aberdeen is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 21 min.
There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 2 h 59 min.
The distance between Aberdeen and Edinburgh is around 92 miles (148 km).
The average frequency per day from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Aberdeen to Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Aberdeen to Edinburgh:
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Yes, there are direct services available between Aberdeen and Edinburgh with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Edinburgh as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Edinburgh from Aberdeen.
Before travelling from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Aberdeen to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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