Timetable - trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Train tickets, times and fares.

The ‘Granite City’, Aberdeen is famous for its grand architecture, busy port and ancient university.

Get the train to Aberdeen and arrive in the heart of Scotland’s third largest city. Explore its maritime history, try the seafood fresh from the North Sea, or go for a round of golf on the seafront. And with links to Orkney and Shetland by ferry – Aberdeen is the start of a great adventure by sea.

Journey information

Fastest 2h 16m
Average 2h 31m
Direct trains available? Yes
Max changes 0
Trains per day 18

Next trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Departs Destination Platform Expected
07:31 Inverurie 17 On time
08:31 Inverurie - On time

Live departures for direct trains leaving in the next two hours.

Sample fares

Buy tickets From
Off-Peak Return £53.50
Anytime Single £36.70
3 days in advance £17.70
1 month in advance £11.80
3 months in advance £5.00

First and last trains

First train

04:43*

Last train

21:43

* Sleeper service. ScotRail services start at 05:30.

These are the usual first and last train times on this route from Monday to Friday. Times may vary at weekends and public holidays. Check exact train times when you plan your journey and book tickets online.

Off-Peak from 09:16 Mon-Fri and all day Sat-Sun.

Prices are single (one-way) fares except where stated. Advance fares are subject to availability and the actual cost may vary.

Buy in advance for fares from £5.00

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  • Advance Single and Friends Fare tickets are available from 12 weeks before travel

Timetables

Download timetable PDFs for train services between Edinburgh and Aberdeen.