Chester to Aberdeen by train

  • First train
    05:38
  • Last train
    23:22
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 55m
  • Distance
    442 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    18
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 14m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Chester to Aberdeen by train

Fast trains from Chester to Aberdeen take around 5 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 442 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Aberdeen.

1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Aberdeen?

Journeys between Chester and Aberdeen usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Chester 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 23 departures.

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

The Chester to Aberdeen train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Aberdeen is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 06:40 and the last train is around 18:50. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 05:38, and the last at 23:22.

When to book Chester 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 Chester to Aberdeen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Chester and Aberdeen?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • 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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