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There are 8 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Aberdeen by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly London Heathrow to Aberdeen  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LHR - ABZ

£56 - £316

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Bus  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station M9

£45 - £90

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Train to London Luton, fly to Aberdeen  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LTN - ABZ

£66 - £207

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Aberdeen  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LGW - ABZ

£48 - £410

Fly London City to Dundee, train  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dundee (DND) LCY - DND
  2. Take the train from Dundee to Aberdeen

£83 - £641

Train  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen

£67 - £503

Train via Sheffield  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Aberdeen

£202 - £533

Drive  •  8h 45m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Aberdeen 518.6 miles

£75 - £120

London Paddington Station to Aberdeen by subway and train

The journey time between London Paddington Station and Aberdeen is around 7h 25m and covers a distance of around 524 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 20m. Operated by London Underground (Tube) and LNER, the London Paddington Station to Aberdeen service departs from Paddington and arrives in Aberdeen. Typically 19 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 25m
Fastest journey time:
7h 20m
Services per week:
19
Cheapest price:
£67
Carbon emissions:
44 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:40
Last service departs at:
15:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Aberdeen subway and train schedules

London Paddington Station → Aberdeen
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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Aberdeen is to bus which costs £45 - £90 and takes 12h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Aberdeen is to fly which costs £55 - £320 and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Aberdeen. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Aberdeen via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 21m.

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It is 399 miles from London Paddington Station to Aberdeen. It is approximately 518.6 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Aberdeen without a car is to train which takes 8h 21m and costs £65 - £550.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from London Paddington Station to Aberdeen, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Aberdeen train services, operated by LNER, depart from London Kings Cross station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Aberdeen is to fly which takes 3h 33m and costs £55 - £320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £65 - £550 and takes 8h 21m, you could also bus, which costs £45 - £90 and takes 12h 57m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Aberdeen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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London Paddington Station to Aberdeen train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Aberdeen station.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Aberdeen.
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  • Distance: 398.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Aberdeen, Scotland?

British Airways, KLM and Aer Lingus fly from London Paddington Station to Aberdeen 5 times a day. Alternatively, LNER operates a train from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen 3 times a day. Tickets cost £65 - £500 and the journey takes 7h 9m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £410
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £200
Flights from London Gatwick to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £130
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London City to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £24
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£16 - £24
Train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£75 - £110
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£17 - £23
Train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£40 - £130
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£40 - £60
Anytime 1st Class
£95 - £130
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £45
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £100
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £100
Train from London Kings Cross to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£65 - £500
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single
£220 - £320
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£350 - £500
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£95 - £140
Train from Sheffield to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£160 - £400
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£160 - £200
Anytime Day 1st Class
£280 - £400
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Aberdeen is 519 miles. It takes approximately 8h 45m to drive from London Paddington Station to Aberdeen.

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KLM, Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Aberdeen Airport.

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There are 158+ hotels available in Aberdeen. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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