Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Edinburgh to Aberdeen train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.
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Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
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Transport operators from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
Train ticket types for your travel
Train tickets may look a bit complex at first sight but it's simple to understand how it is working. To introduce, there are three main rail tickets types available in the United Kingdom for your train Edinburgh to Aberdeen: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.
Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute
The cost for train tickets Edinburgh to Aberdeen tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. If we look at our data, if you purchase your seat 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £9 while if booking on the day you're travelling, you will have to pay a minimum of £25 for your trip. Thus, you can save 66% on the price of your train by buying your ticket 2 months in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.
The figures are based on the best prices found over the last six months when booking in advance versus at the last minute.
Many trains run from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Aberdeen. Your Edinburgh to Aberdeen train ticket is just few clicks away!
|£11.50||30/05/2017||13:27||ScotRail||7 days ago|
|£11.50||30/05/2017||08:28||ScotRail||5 days ago|
|£11.50||30/05/2017||09:28||ScotRail||7 days ago|
|£11.50||30/05/2017||12:30||ScotRail||7 days ago|
|£17.30||01/06/2017||13:27||ScotRail||7 days ago|
|£17.30||01/06/2017||08:28||ScotRail||7 days ago|
|£17.30||01/06/2017||09:28||ScotRail||7 days ago|
|£17.30||01/06/2017||12:30||ScotRail||7 days ago|
|£24.50||29/05/2017||19:34||ScotRail||1 day ago|
|£24.50||30/05/2017||11:34||ScotRail||5 days ago|
Best price found for Edinburgh to Aberdeen train ticket for the next 30 days.
Cross Country, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 347 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Edinburgh to Aberdeen are available starting from £15.
Gopili compares ticket prices for you every day from all operators to help you find cheap train tickets for your next trip. The best ScotRail price found was £9.
Travel information for your train journey
Route Edinburgh to Aberdeen
|Arrival city||Aberdeen, Scotland|
|Departure city||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £8.10|
|Train operators for Edinburgh to Aberdeen||Cross Country, ScotRail|
There are several train companies across the United Kingdom & Europe but the services from Edinburgh in Scotland to Aberdeen in Scotland are run by Cross Country, ScotRail.
On average, the journey takes approximately 2h33m by train covering a distance of 93 miles to get to Aberdeen from Edinburgh. The duration may change depending if the train is direct or with stops.
According to our data, the lowest price to travel by train in the next 30 days is £8.10. This fare is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a discount card.
If you're searching for cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Aberdeen, you've come to the right place. Here we share with you some tricks to find cheap train tickets.
There are different ways to purchase your Edinburgh to Aberdeen train ticket:
Is it possible to book a train online?
You are able to book your tickets online using most rail companies' websites including Virgin Trains, Northern Rail, East Midlands Trains, CrosscCountry. You may also purchase train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites like Trainline or My Train Ticket.
Is it possible to book a train ticket over the phone?
If you would like a chat with an advisor that will help you buy your ticket, you can do it with most rail companies.
How can I book my ticket at the station?
Depending on the station, you are able to either buy your train ticket at the ticket office or via a self-service ticket machine available at many stations. We suggest you to check beforehand if the station has these services and the office hours.
By using our fast and simple search service, you are be able to compare hundreds of train fares from all major train companies. Gopili aims to help you find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen! For your information, train tickets Aberdeen to Edinburgh are also available for your return journey.
The best way to pay less on your Edinburgh Aberdeen train ticket is probably to get a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.
You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the discount, thirty four percent. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.
For instance, train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen cost on average £15.43 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £15.43 (£88/£15.43 = 5.7), it appears that after only 6 one way trips from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, the railcard will have paid for itself.
(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|
|Edinburgh to Aberdeen train||£15.43||£10.29||£5.14||5.72|
(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
When are the next trains to Aberdeen?
The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.
See all departures: Today / Tomorrow
Based on our data, 5 trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen are being operated today and 2 tomorrow. The first Edinburgh Aberdeen train departs at 07:29 while the last one leaves the station at 18:11. The first and last departure hours may be different on each day of the week and there might be less services during weekends as well as bank holidays. Rail operators can also adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.
Things to do in Aberdeen
We have selected for you a list of 6 points of interests that you can visit in Aberdeen.
As travel experts, we understand that preparing a trip and searching for all the information regarding a specific destination can be time consuming. We would like to help you by providing some things to do, whether you are visiting for a day or for longer.
Each year, many travellers are going to Aberdeen. If you would like explore one of the most famous attraction of the city, you need to go to Satrosphere. If you have the time, we will also suggest you to go to West Tower and Aberdeen Maritime Museum to complete your stay.
Another noteworthy location that you can visit is Tolbooth Museum if you want to find out more about the city.
Breakout-games Aberdeen is also a place that we will recommend you to see if you have enough time during your trip.
Finally, if you're still curious in discovering more about Aberdeen, Provost Skene's House can be the final step of your stay. While visitors might not consider it as the most interesting place to visit, it will help you get a full picture of the city and its character.
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