You can reach Aberdeen directly from Edinburgh (2½ hours), Inverness (2½ hours), and Glasgow (3 hours). ScotRail timetables have full details. There are also London–Aberdeen routes that go through Edinburgh and the east-coast main line connecting Aberdeen to all corners of the United Kingdom.
ScotRail. Aberdeen railway station, Guild St., Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, AB11 6lX. 0344/811–0141; www.scotrail.co.uk.