Bournemouth to Aberdeen by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    9hr 52m
  • Distance
    714 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    12hr 24m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bournemouth to Aberdeen by train

Fast trains from Bournemouth to Aberdeen take around 9 hours and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 714 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bournemouth and Aberdeen.

1. Are there direct trains from Bournemouth to Aberdeen?

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

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Bournemouth 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 19 departures.

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

The Bournemouth to Aberdeen train travel time is normally about 9 hours and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Aberdeen is usually scheduled to depart Bournemouth around 05:57 and the last train is around 23:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bournemouth around 06:25, and the last at 23:12.

When to book Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth to Aberdeen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bournemouth and Aberdeen?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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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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.