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Aberdeen-Edinburgh Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Aberdeen, ABD to Edinburgh?

Lowest Price$27.18
Fastest Train2h 54m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

In the last month, $55.54 was the average price of a train ticket from Aberdeen, ABE to Edinburgh, EDH. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

The distance between Aberdeen and Edinburgh is approximately 93 miles, or 149 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 54 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Aberdeen at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh for $18.70.

Which train should you take from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

2 train services operate from Aberdeen, Aberdeen City to Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of. ScotRail usually has more trains scheduled, with 7 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry12h 54m$27.18
ScotRail74h 11m$59.59

Where is the train station in Aberdeen?

There is one train station in Aberdeen:

  • Train Station

Where is the train station in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh has one train station:

  • Edinburgh Waverley

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