Motherwell to Aberdeen by train

  • First train
    06:16
  • Last train
    20:26
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 26m
  • Distance
    190 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    39
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 46m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Motherwell to Aberdeen by train

Fast trains from Motherwell to Aberdeen take around 3 hours and 26 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 190 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Motherwell and Aberdeen.

1. Are there direct trains from Motherwell to Aberdeen?

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

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Motherwell to Aberdeen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 36 departures.

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

The Motherwell to Aberdeen train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 26 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Aberdeen is usually scheduled to depart Motherwell around 06:16 and the last train is around 23:14. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Motherwell around 06:17, and the last at 23:29.

When to book Motherwell 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 Motherwell to Aberdeen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Motherwell and Aberdeen?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • ScotRail
  • UK Rail Connections
  • 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

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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.

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