Trains to Aberdeen


Known as the ‘Granite City’ or ‘Silver City’ for those who are more romantic, Aberdeen’s mining of grey granite for over 300 years can be seen throughout the town.

There are a number of sights to see as you wander about, but there are some interesting specialist museums that give you a glimpse into Aberdeen’s rich history from Maritime to ones that are more macabre.

With great transport links in the UK and Europe, there are many ways to get to Aberdeen or continue your journey elsewhere. The city itself has great public transport, but in order to take in the sights and the atmosphere, wandering the city on foot is highly recommended.

Popular Routes to Aberdeen


Aberdeen station is conveniently attached to the shopping centre and has all the amenities for a comfortable journey in and out. The entire station is step-free and has toilets with baby-changing facilities.

The most popular routes to and from Aberdeen operate from the following stations:



Average Travel Time*



2 h 38min



2 h 41 min



 1 h 11 min



6 h 50 min



4 h 22 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.


Cheap Tickets to Aberdeen


Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Veterans Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are.



Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Aberdeen


Aberdeen Maritime Museum is situated in Provost Ross’ House that was first built in 1593. The museum explores the relationship between the city and the sea throughout the years.

For something a little darker, head over to the Tolbooth Museum that takes you through Aberdeen’s history and development of crime and punishment over the centuries. Residing in one of Scotland’s best-preserved gaols, the 17th-century building is one of Aberdeen’s oldest.

It’s world-famous Aberdeen Angus is worth trying while you’re in the town. But for those who have other tastes and requirements, Aberdeen has a diverse range of cuisines, restaurants and eateries that caters for any budget or appetite.

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Last updated:   11 October 2021