Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

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Edinburgh to Aberdeen train information

Edinburgh Aberdeen train map

Train duration 2h33m
Arrival Aberdeen, Scotland
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 93 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, ScotRail
Lowest train price from £10.20
Average train price £31.00

There are many train companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting 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 vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.

Looking at our data, the best price to travel by train in the next 30 days is £10.20. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Aberdeen train tickets

from £10.20 MORE 2h32m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £21.80 MORE 5h36m
from £7.90 MORE 3h05m
Flight
from £76.96 MORE 10h27m

Edinburgh - Aberdeen prices calendar

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

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Megabus£16

National Express£28

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20

Megabus£16

National Express£28

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Megabus£19

National Express£39

Loco2£34

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Megabus£22

National Express--

Loco2--

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Megabus£12

National Express--

Loco2£12

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

Edinburgh - Aberdeen: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£12

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£24

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Aberdeen will increase the closer you get to your departure day. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 15 days in advance, tickets should be available from £11 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £24 for your journey. Thus, you can save 55% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 15 days in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Aberdeen trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£11.80 29/12/2018 07:30 ScotRail 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£17.50 21/12/2018 10:28 20 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£17.50 27/12/2018 10:28 7 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£17.70 29/12/2018 08:30 ScotRail 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£17.70 27/12/2018 08:29 ScotRail 7 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£17.70 27/12/2018 19:34 ScotRail 7 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£23.50 21/12/2018 20:32 20 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£23.50 27/12/2018 18:33 7 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£23.50 27/12/2018 20:32 7 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£23.50 27/12/2018 14:28 7 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Aberdeen train

Discount Edinburgh - Aberdeen train tickets

The best way to pay less on your Edinburgh 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.

  • 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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen cost on average £30.75 (1). By dividing £88 by £30.75 (£88/£30.75 = 2.86), it appears that after only 3 one way trips from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, the card will have paid for itself.

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

(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 £30.75 £20.50 £10.25 2.87

(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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