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Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Running 2 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

Travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh in style and comfort, enjoying Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure, with CrossCountry.

The journey from Aberdeen to Edinburgh takes you through the spectacular landscapes of south-east Scotland as you travel along the coast, catching glimpses of the sea as you go. The train takes you past quaint towns and bustling cities as you travel. CrossCountry services leave from Aberdeen Station and go straight to Edinburgh Waverly Station, taking you right into the heart of the city.

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CrossCountry Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh (Waverley)

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Travelling to Edinburgh

  • First CrossCountry train - 08:20
  • Last CrossCountry train - 21:31

Travelling from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the cultural and political capital of Scotland, and visitors will enjoy all the benefits of visiting a metropolitan capital city. Enjoy some of the best restaurants in Scotland, ranging from the city’s four Michelin-starred restaurants to more reasonably priced eateries. Enjoy nonstop nightlife, amazing architecture, world-class galleries and historic landmarks – all sure to delight and enthral.

Once you have arrived in Edinburgh

Onward travel: Trams, Taxis and Buses in Edinburgh

For those with an onward journey ahead of them when they reach Edinburgh, there is no better place to arrive than Edinburgh Waverly Station. The Edinburgh tramline connects to the city centre and leaves from Princes Street. There are also many buses available from outside the station. City buses are run by Lothian Buses, which run regular services connecting the city centre with the surrounding areas. For those who prefer to travel directly to their destination, a taxi rank is available at the station.

Shopping in Edinburgh

People travel from all over for the unique shopping experiences available in Edinburgh. The city has an unrivalled independent shopping scene, with one-off shops tucked around every corner. You can pick up some really special pieces, whether you’re looking at vintage clothing, bespoke homeware, or handmade treats. For those with an eye for top designers, George Street is a treat, with some of the plushest retail outlets available. You’ll find Harvey Nichols and Louis Vuitton, as well as the flagship John Lewis store.

Culture in Edinburgh

Culturally, Edinburgh is perhaps best known for its Fringe Festival, which sees people flock to the city for the largest arts festival in the world. However, if you’re visiting outside the peak time in August, you won’t be disappointed by the range of cultural experiences available. Choose from the many theatres in the city’s rich drama scene, from the historic Royal Lyceum to the more modern Leith Theatre. For music lovers, try Usher Hall, home to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, for classical music, or the Edinburgh Corn Exchange where artists like Blur, Oasis and Grace Jones have played.

Spending time in Edinburgh?

Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or simply want to grab a bite to eat, our Edinburgh Guide can help you plan the perfect day out!

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