Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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Aberdeen to Edinburgh train information

Aberdeen Edinburgh train map

Train duration 2h36m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Aberdeen, Scotland
Distance 93 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, ScotRail
Lowest train price from £5.00
Average train price £24.00
  • The trip between Aberdeen, located in Scotland and Edinburgh, situated in Scotland is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following train operators: Cross Country, ScotRail.
  • There are 93 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is approximately 2h36m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Edinburgh from Aberdeen, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.
  • We found trains from £5.00 to travel in the next 30 days. Fares will change depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Aberdeen to Edinburgh train tickets

from £5.00 MORE 2h31m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £31.50 MORE 4h37m
from £10.20 MORE 3h09m
Flight
from £60.70 MORE 9h04m

Aberdeen - Edinburgh prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

  july september   august
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
19
20
21
22
23

Megabus£15

National Express£32

Loco2£37

24

Megabus£15

National Express£32

Loco2£19

25

Megabus£14

National Express£32

Loco2£19

26

Megabus£14

National Express£32

Loco2£16

27
28
29

Megabus£11

National Express£32

Loco2£16

30

Megabus£14

National Express£32

Loco2£16

31
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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Aberdeen to Edinburgh

When are the next trains to Edinburgh?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Aberdeen
15:38
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:25
2h47m ScotRail
Aberdeen
16:02
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:33
2h31m ScotRail
Aberdeen
17:15
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
19:44
2h29m ScotRail
Aberdeen
19:16
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
21:36
2h20m ScotRail
Aberdeen
20:10
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
22:47
2h37m ScotRail
Aberdeen
21:07
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
23:29
2h22m ScotRail
Aberdeen
21:31
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
00:08
2h37m Cross Country
Tomorrow
Aberdeen
07:07
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
09:31
2h24m ScotRail
Aberdeen
08:20
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
10:55
2h35m Cross Country
Aberdeen
09:04
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
11:36
2h32m ScotRail
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 14 trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh are being operated today and 15 tomorrow. The first Aberdeen Edinburgh train departs at 07:07 while the last train departs at 21:31. The first and last departure hours might change from one day to another and there might be less trains during weekends and bank holidays. Train companies can as well adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Aberdeen - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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60

£12

30

£14

15

£16

7

£17

3

£19

1

£23

Same day

Days before Departure

The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Purchasing your train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £12 when booking your ticket 1 month in advance which is 50% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Aberdeen to Edinburgh trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Aberdeen and Edinburgh by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Edinburgh to Aberdeen and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.10 07/09/2019 18:18 ScotRail 1 day ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.10 07/09/2019 21:07 ScotRail 1 day ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.10 07/09/2019 19:16 ScotRail 1 day ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.10 07/09/2019 20:09 ScotRail 1 day ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.10 07/09/2019 17:15 ScotRail 1 day ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.10 05/09/2019 21:07 ScotRail 3 days ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.10 05/09/2019 20:10 ScotRail 3 days ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.10 05/09/2019 19:16 ScotRail 3 days ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.10 03/09/2019 19:16 ScotRail 4 days ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.10 03/09/2019 12:07 ScotRail 4 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Aberdeen Edinburgh train

Discount Aberdeen - Edinburgh train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your Aberdeen Edinburgh train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • The main benefit of getting a railcard is that you only need a few trips to earn as much money as you spent.

    You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you book after that, you will make savings.

    For instance, train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh cost on average £23.59 (1). By dividing £88 by £23.59 (£88/£23.59 = 3.73), it appears that after only 4 one way trips from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, the card will have paid for itself.

  • The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for an entire year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Aberdeen to Edinburgh train £23.59 £15.73 £7.86 3.74

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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