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Cardiff to Aberdeen by train
Fastest journey8hr 55m
Trains per day26
Avg. journey time10hr 25m
Travelling from Cardiff to Aberdeen by train
Fast trains from Cardiff to Aberdeen take around 8 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 635 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Aberdeen.
1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Aberdeen?
Journeys between Cardiff and Aberdeen usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Cardiff to Aberdeen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 34 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Aberdeen?
The Cardiff to Aberdeen train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cardiff to Aberdeen train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Aberdeen is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 04:35 and the last train is around 21:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:35, and the last at 21:25.
When to book Cardiff to Aberdeen train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cardiff to Aberdeen by train.
Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Aberdeen?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff to Aberdeen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- East Coast
- First Great Western
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- London North Eastern Railway
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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