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

Lowest Price£12.18
Fastest Train2h 23m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines3
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Edinburgh-Aberdeen Train Timetable

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, £20.62 was the average price of a train ticket from Edinburgh, EDH to Aberdeen, ABE. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. 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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

The distance between Edinburgh and Aberdeen is approximately 93 miles, or 149 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 23 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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Monday 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 Edinburgh at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Aberdeen. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Edinburgh to Aberdeen for £17.38.

Which train should you take from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

There are 3 train lines with service from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of to Aberdeen, Aberdeen City. ScotRail is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry12h 33m£37.24
London North Eastern Railway12h 41m£20.43
ScotRail63h 41m£26.46

Where is the train station in Edinburgh?

There is one train station in Edinburgh:

  • Edinburgh Waverley

Where is the train station in Aberdeen?

Aberdeen has one train station:

  • Train Station

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