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Aberdeen to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 29m
Trains arrive inEdinburgh
Trains depart fromAberdeen
Train Ticket Price£ 16.85
Distance149 km
Train Companies
  • Scotrail
  • East Coast

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh: Journey Details

Cross Country Trains, Scotrail and Virgin East Coast provide trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. From Monday to Saturday there are 18 direct services daily, with a journey time of around 2 hours 30 minutes. The first train departs Aberdeen early in the morning and the last service in the early evening. On Sundays, there are 10 direct trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, with the earliest departure slightly later than during the weekdays. In addition, there are indirect services between the two cities, involving a change at Dundee.



Local Time 05:56
£ Sterling Pounds
Population 435,700
Region Scotland
Languages English, Gaelic

How expensive is Edinburgh?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Edinburgh costs 44.9% less than in Aberdeen.


Prices in Edinburgh are on average 39% lower than in Aberdeen.

Public Transport

Public transport in Edinburgh costs around 38.7% less than in Aberdeen.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Edinburgh is about 43.4% less expensive than in Aberdeen.

Taking the Train from Aberdeen

Aberdeen railway station is located on Union Square in the centre of the city, close to Union Street, the harbour and ferry terminal. There is a covered walkway between the station and the city bus station for services throughout Aberdeen and the North-East region, including some night bus routes. There are taxi ranks at the station and nearby on Hadden Street.

Getting into Edinburgh by Train

The Scottish capital is one of the most elegant cities in Europe, characterised by the medieval Old Town and castle, the refined Georgian streets of the New Town and the looming volcanic crag of Arthur's Seat. In August, its venues and galleries teem with visitors soaking up the culture at the world's biggest arts festival. Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, adjacent to Princes Street and the Royal Mile. Numerous city bus routes serve the station, with night buses departing from nearby Waverley Bridge. Trams from Princes Street head for the western suburbs and the airport. There is a taxi rank inside the station by the main concourse.

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