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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Haymarket to Aberdeen

£18 - £186

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station M92

£14 - £23

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Dundee
  2. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, station to Union Square Bus Station X7

£23 - £49

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen 119.2 miles

£18 - £27

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen by tram and train

The journey time between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Aberdeen is around 3h 18m and covers a distance of around 134 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 45m. Operated by Edinburgh Trams, First ScotRail Service, LNER and others, the Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen service departs from Edinburgh Airport and arrives in Aberdeen. Typically 101 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 18m
Fastest journey time:
2h 45m
Services per week:
101
Cheapest price:
£18
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:03
Last service departs at:
22:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen tram and train schedules

Tram services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Edinburgh Airport (EDI) → Aberdeen
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen is to bus which costs £14 - £23 and takes 4h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport and arriving at Union Square Bus Station via Edinburgh, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport and arriving at Aberdeen via Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 33m.

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The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Aberdeen is 96 miles. The road distance is 119.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen without a car is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs £17 - £190.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen, including transfers.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Haymarket station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs £17 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £23 and takes 4h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen.
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  • Distance: 96.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland and Aberdeen, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Haymarket to Aberdeen every 3 hours. Tickets cost £27 - £85 and the journey takes 2h 13m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost £10 - £17 and the journey takes 3h.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£26 - £35
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £17
Website
Megabus UK
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Aberdeen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen is 119 miles. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Aberdeen.

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