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There are 5 ways to get from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket

$25 - $95

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Rideshare  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Aberdeenshire to Edinburgh 121.3 miles

$13 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street G92 / ...

$22 - $35

Bus Stagecoach East Scotland  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Seagate Bus Station X7
  2. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street X54

$27 - $38

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Edinburgh 120.8 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is to rideshare which costs £10 - £14 and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is to train which costs £19 - £75 and takes 2h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Union Square Bus Station station and arriving at West End, Queensferry Street. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Haymarket. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Edinburgh is 93 miles. The road distance is 120.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs £19 - £75.

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The train from Aberdeen to Haymarket takes 2h 16m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Aberdeen to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.

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Aberdeen to Edinburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Aberdeen station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs £19 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £27 and takes 2h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 92.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 16m

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 16m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 2h 43m.

Train operators
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Megabus UK
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Seagate Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Aberdeenshire to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Aberdeen to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at West End, Queensferry Street station.

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Aberdeen to Edinburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Haymarket station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Edinburgh is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Aberdeen and Edinburgh. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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