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Reading to Aberdeen by train

  • First train
    04:12
  • Last train
    22:14
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 1m
  • Distance
    637 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    9hr 56m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Reading to Aberdeen by train

Fast trains from Reading to Aberdeen take around 8 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 637 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Aberdeen.

1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Aberdeen?

Journeys between Reading and Aberdeen usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Reading 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 29 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Reading to Aberdeen?

The Reading to Aberdeen train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Reading to Aberdeen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Aberdeen is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 04:38 and the last train is around 22:14. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 04:12, and the last at 00:32.

When to book Reading 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 Reading to Aberdeen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Reading and Aberdeen?

More than one train company operates on the route from Reading to Aberdeen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Aberdeen to Reading by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.