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 ScotRail, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £5.00
Average train price £24.00

There are several rail companies across the UK & Europe but the journey from Edinburgh in Scotland to Aberdeen in Scotland are operated by ScotRail, Cross Country.

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.

Looking at our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £5.00. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the savings you can make with a railcard.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Aberdeen train tickets

from £5.00 MORE 2h32m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £22.30 MORE 5h27m
from £1.50 MORE 3h21m
Flight
from £57.90 MORE 8h57m

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£12

National Express£27

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Edinburgh to Aberdeen

When are the next trains to Aberdeen?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
11:31
Aberdeen
13:51
2h20m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:30
Aberdeen
14:50
2h20m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
13:30
Aberdeen
15:49
2h19m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
15:31
Aberdeen
17:53
2h22m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
16:30
Aberdeen
19:01
2h31m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:36
Aberdeen
20:07
2h31m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:10
Aberdeen
20:48
2h38m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
19:34
Aberdeen
21:56
2h22m ScotRail
Tomorrow
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
07:30
Aberdeen
09:55
2h25m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:28
Aberdeen
10:55
2h27m 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

Based on our data, 11 trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen are being operated today and 12 tomorrow. The first Edinburgh Aberdeen train is at 07:31 while the last one is at 19:34. The first and last departure hours can vary on each day of the week and there might be fewer trains during weekends and public holidays. Rail operators may also adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Edinburgh - Aberdeen: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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£24

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Aberdeen are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you buy your seat 15 days in advance, tickets should be available from £11 whereas if buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will have to pay a minimum of £24 for your journey. Thus, you may 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 figures are based on the best fares found over the past six months when booking in advance or 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
£12.40 21/01/2018 09:10 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£15.00 20/01/2018 10:28 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£15.20 21/01/2018 08:04 Cross Country 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£17.70 25/01/2018 19:34 ScotRail 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£17.70 25/01/2018 08:31 ScotRail 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£17.70 20/01/2018 11:30 ScotRail 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£17.70 21/01/2018 09:15 ScotRail 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£17.70 24/01/2018 08:31 ScotRail 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£17.70 24/01/2018 12:30 ScotRail 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Aberdeen
£17.70 24/01/2018 13:30 ScotRail 3 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Aberdeen train

Discount Edinburgh - Aberdeen train tickets

The most efficient way to pay less on your Edinburgh Aberdeen train ticket is probably to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist 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 railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

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

    You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to pay for itsfel. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

    For instance, train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen cost on average £23.06 (1). By dividing £88 by £23.06 (£88/£23.06 = 3.82), you can see that after only 4 one way trips from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, the railcard will have paid for itself.

  • Railcards enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for 12 months. The 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 £23.06 £15.38 £7.69 3.83

(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