The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Aberdeen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for Aberdeen every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average train duration||2 h 20 min|
|Average train ticket price||€51 (€51)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Cross Country, Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper|
Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen cover the 148 km long journey taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as €50, but the average price of train tickets is €51. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Aberdeen.
Travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen from €50 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry and ScotRail! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.
Book your ScotRail Edinburgh to Aberdeen train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check ScotRail up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Edinburgh to Aberdeen routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable ScotRail train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Edinburgh and Aberdeen is 92 miles (148 km), and the best price for a one-way Edinburgh - Aberdeen ScotRail train ticket starts at €51 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your ScotRail ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with ScotRail!
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Edinburgh and Aberdeen you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with CrossCountry to Aberdeen from Edinburgh for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Edinburgh to Aberdeen train with CrossCountry (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Edinburgh - Aberdeen trip and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train is 92 miles (148 km). You can book tickets for this CrossCountry train for as low as €50 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets to Aberdeen from Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect CrossCountry Edinburgh - Aberdeen train ticket online and enjoy your trip!
Edinburgh to Aberdeen train information with CrossCountry:
There are generally two trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen every hour throughout the day, from early in the morning until late at night. The average journey time is around two hours 30 minutes.
On weekdays, the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh at approximately 5:30 a.m. From 7:30 a.m. onwards there are two services per hour, provided by three different companies, until the last train of the day leaves at around 9:30 p.m. On Sundays, there are fewer services, especially early in the morning, and the first train of the day usually leaves around 8:30 a.m.
The fastest train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen has a journey time of around two hours and 20 minutes. Some services may take up to two hours and 40 minutes, and on Sundays this may increase to two hours and 50 minutes as those services are more likely to have one change.
Departure train stations: Trains to Aberdeen depart from two stations in Edinburgh: Haymarket and Waverley. Haymarket Station is a large train station in the West End area of the city, approximately 1.2 miles from Edinburgh's Old Town. It is well-connected by bus and tram, and there is a taxi rank outside. Inside, there are shops, cafes, and toilets. Waverley Station is the city's main station, and is located in the centre of Edinburgh, a short walk from the Scottish National Gallery. It has various tram and bus stops, as well as waiting areas, cash machines, and restaurants.
Arrival train station: Trains from Edinburgh arrive at Aberdeen Station, which is situated in the centre of the city. It is less than 5 minutes' walk from both the bus station and the ferry terminal, as well as most of the city's major museums and attractions. Inside there are several shops, newsagents, food kiosks and lounges.
Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen are provided by Scotrail, GNER, and Cross Country. Scotrail generally operates the fastest service, and most trains run directly.
Scotrail offer the most trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, and most early morning/late night services. Their direct trains are the fastest at around two hours and 20 minutes. On Sundays, some services may have one change, usually in Dundee, and this can increase the journey time to around two hours and 45 minutes.
GNER provide a few services a day, usually in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon. All of their trains run directly, and they usually take around two hours and 35 minutes to reach Aberdeen.
Cross Country run a couple of trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, usually at weekends. They generally depart at around 8:00 a.m. and take approximately two hours and 25 minutes.
Scotrail, GNER and Cross Country all have first-class carriages on many of their trains, with added benefits such as extra legroom and free drinks and snacks. When it comes to luggage, GNER and Scotrail allow passengers to bring up to three items, such as two suitcases and a piece of hand luggage. Cross County request that passengers only bring one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage. Bikes are permitted on board, but it's necessary to make a reservation to ensure there is space available. Folding bikes do not need a reservation, and pushchairs and prams can also be brought on board without a reservation, but they must be folded up and left in the designated luggage area. All of the providers allow pets on board, with a maximum of two animals per person. They must be kept on a lead or in a crate at all times. All of the providers have disability assistance programs, but any help will need to be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Once booked, their staff can meet passengers at the station and help them to book tickets, transport luggage, and board the train. They can also provide wheelchairs.
To get budget-friendly tickets for trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, it can pay to book in advance. Another way to save it to be flexible with travel dates and to choose a train with a longer journey time or multiple changes.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Edinburgh Waverley, located approximately 0.4 miles (660 m) from the city centre of Edinburgh. The most popular arrival train station in Aberdeen, called Aberdeen, is located around 0.2 miles (290 m) away from its city centre.
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