How to explore Scotland by train

How to travel by train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

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Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train

Step on board for one of Europe's most scenic rail journeys between two cities with stunning sea views, even on a grey day, and the opportunity to travel across two iconic examples of railway engineering; the Forth and Tay Bridges

Routes you can take to go from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Travel Time (approx)

2hr 19min - 2hr 37min



Travel Info

Mon - Sat = 1 x train per hour
Sunday = 8 x trains

Note that the trains operated by CrossCountry and LNER are not included on the ScotRail timetables.

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