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Edinburgh to Aberdeen Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 24m
Trains arrive inAberdeen
Trains depart fromEdinburgh
Train Ticket Price£ 13.33
Distance149 km
Train Companies
  • Scotrail
  • East Coast
  • Cross Country

Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen: Journey Details

Direct trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen are provided by ScotRail, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains East Coast. The weekday schedule includes 17 direct services, beginning with an early morning departure and continuing with an hourly service until late evening. Journey times are roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes. There are fewer direct trains on Sundays, with a later departure time for the first train from Edinburgh and some services requiring a change at Dundee.



Local Time 22:44
£ Sterling Pounds
Population 183,700
Region Scotland
Languages English, Gaelic

How expensive is Aberdeen?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Aberdeen costs 81.5% more than in Edinburgh.


Prices in Aberdeen are on average 63.9% higher than in Edinburgh.

Public Transport

Public transport in Aberdeen costs around 63% more than in Edinburgh.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Aberdeen is about 76.6% more expensive than in Edinburgh.

Taking the Train from Edinburgh

Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen depart from Waverley Station, close to the city centre and Princes Street. Numerous city bus routes stop close to the station, on Princes Street and North Bridge, with night buses departing from Waverley Bridge near the station's western exit. Trams to the west of the city and the airport depart from a nearby stop on Princes Street. There is a taxi rank located inside the station.

Getting into Aberdeen by Train

Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan city that has developed considerably since the North Sea oil boom, with a vibrant cultural scene focused on the Arts Centre and Music Hall. The old town features a wealth of fascinating medieval buildings, including the 14th-century cathedral. Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen arrive at the main station, situated on Union Square, close to the city centre and the ferry terminals. The station is connected by a pedestrian walkway to the main bus station, which offers Stagecoach services around the region. First city buses stop at nearby Guild Street. Taxi ranks are available at the station and on Hadden Street.

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