How to take the rail journey from London to Aberdeen

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London to Aberdeen by train

There are two options available for taking the train from London to Aberdeen:
1: taking the scenic journey by day, which involves travelling over the magnificent Forth and Tay Bridges.
2. Travelling overnight on one of Europe's smartest night trains.

Routes you can take to go from London 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:
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Route Information

Option 1: travel during the day
Travel Time (approx)

7hr 5min - 7hr 15min



Travel Info

Monday-Friday = 3 x trains per day
Saturday-Sunday = 2 x trains per day

Route Information

Option 2: travelling through the night
Travel Time (approx)

10 hr 25 min - 10hr 40min


Not Every Day

Travel Info

The shorter journey time applies to Mon-Fri departures

There are no departures on Saturday evenings

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