Trains from Cardiff to Aberdeen

Cardiff to Aberdeen train information

Cardiff Aberdeen train map

Train duration 9h47m
Arrival Aberdeen, Scotland
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 394 Miles

The trip between Cardiff, located in Wales and Aberdeen, situated in Scotland is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

There are 394 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Cardiff to Aberdeen is around 9h47m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Aberdeen from Cardiff, and it's also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.

Fares can change quickly. We recommend you to launch a search to see the latest available offers.

Best prices for Cardiff to Aberdeen train tickets

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

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Cardiff - Aberdeen: the best time to book cheap trains

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Generally, the earlier you buy your train ticket, the cheaper it will be but there can be some exceptions. We collected the data from the past 6 months in order to find the best time to book your train tickets Cardiff to Aberdeen. The results illustrate that buying your train from Cardiff to Aberdeen in advance is not always cheaper.

We found tickets at £209 when purchasing your ticket 3 days in advance whereas you will need to spend at least £221 if you buy your seat 7 days in advance. Thus, according to our data, the best time to buy your train ticket is 3 days in advance as it is 5% cheaper than 7 days in advance.

Best prices for Cardiff to Aberdeen trains

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

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Discount Cardiff - Aberdeen train tickets

The best way to pay less on your Cardiff Aberdeen train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to calculate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your evaluation, you need to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Cardiff Aberdeen ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you approximately 2 trips from Aberdeen to Cardiff (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.

How much does a railcard cost?

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 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
Cardiff to Aberdeen train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

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