London to Aberdeen Train Tickets



One Way


Come explore the exquisite “Silver City” of Scotland by taking a trip from London to Aberdeen by train during your next UK getaway! Whether you board with Virgin Trains or London North Eastern Railway, rest assured you’ll travel in comfort and style as you enjoy the variety of quality services and convenient amenities available to you throughout the trip. Choose one of three ticket fare options, then pick your seating preference: Standard or First Class. Now just sit back, relax and let Virgin guide the way!

Awaiting you is Aberdeen, the charming Scottish city built on sparkling granite and fueled by a thriving offshore oil industry. Boasting over 300 castles, 55 golf courses, and a year-round calendar of cultural festivals, Aberdeen offers something special for all ages and tastes. The historic “Tolbooth” jail-turned-museum, Balmoral Castle, Satrosphere Science Centre and Duthie Park are but a few of the many popular city attractions to include on your sightseeing list.

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

Journey Details


Trains depart every 30 minutes during peak times and every hour otherwise, with an average of 12 departures daily (2-3 of them direct routes)

Travel time

6 hours and 50 minutes; 1 change (fastest time)

Train stations

London King’s Cross or Euston and Aberdeen

Train features

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


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


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 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 have spacious, comfortable seats. Onboard catering services are available, where you can choose from a wide selection of hot or cold drinks, fresh sandwiches, tasty snacks and decadent sweets.

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 a number of complimentary services such as at-seat food and drink catering, WiFi connectivity and morning newspapers.
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
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Priority seating for elderly and disabled passengers
  • Non-smoking coaches
  • “Quiet Coach” seating
Additional Details

Seat reservations

In most cases, a ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ includes 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 London to Aberdeen by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.
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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