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Edinburgh to Aberdeen Train Tickets

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E-TICKET
Edinburgh

Aberdeen
E-TICKET
Edinburgh

Aberdeen
One Way
Roundtrip
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Visit Scotland’s “Silver City with the Golden Sands” by booking a trip from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train during your next UK vacation getaway! Whether you board with ScotRail, Virgin Trains East Coast or CrossCountry high-speed trains, you’ll benefit from ticket flexibility as well as a relaxing, comfortable ride. From your First or Second Class seat, sit back and enjoy the rolling Scottish countryside passing by your window as you’re treated to an array of convenient onboard services and amenities.

From Scotland’s capital, you’ll travel to Aberdeen, a scenic seaport in the country’s northeastern region. Known by various nicknames including “Granite City” due to its countless grey stone buildings, Aberdeen has a thriving offshore oil industry, some 300 towering castles, 55 golf courses, and is host to numerous cultural festivals. Popular attractions include the historic Balmoral Castle, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Satrosphere Science Centre and Duthie Park.

Purchase your Edinburgh to Aberdeen ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket here and you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email afterwards. Use this number to retrieve your physical ticket from a local ticket collection machine and you’ll be set to travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train!

Journey Details

Frequency

Trains depart approximately every 30 minutes during peak times and every hour otherwise, with an average of 17 direct-route departures daily

Travel time

2 hours and 17 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Edinburgh Waverley and Aberdeen

Train features

ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway and CrossCountry high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 201km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’, the following fare options may be available:

Anytime

Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.

Advance

Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.

Off-Peak

Off-peak tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.

First Class

First class coaches are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy complimentary services such as at-seat food and drink catering, WiFi connectivity and a morning newspaper.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Onboard food and drink catering (subject to availability)
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets for charging laptops or other mobile devices
  • Televised trip information, news and movies
  • Automated announcements
  • Restroom facilities
  • Large storage areas for baggage
  • Priority seating for passengers with special needs
  • Non-smoking coaches
Additional Details

Seat reservations

In most cases, your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket will include a seat reservation. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets for travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed.
Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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