There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen by train, bus or car
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Train • 2h 31m
£30 - £100
Bus • 3h 15m
£27 - £40
1 alternative option
Drive • 2h 28m
£22 - £35
Glasgow to Aberdeen by train
The train journey time between Glasgow and Aberdeen is around 2h 40m and covers a distance of around 153 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 31m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow to Aberdeen train service departs from Glasgow Queen Street and arrives in Aberdeen. Typically 78 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Glasgow to Aberdeen train schedules
Trains departing Friday, June 18, 2021
Trains departing Saturday, June 19, 2021
Trains departing Sunday, June 20, 2021
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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 28m.
The fastest way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen is to drive which takes 2h 28m and costs £22 - £35.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Union Square Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 15m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Aberdeen. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 31m.
The distance between Glasgow and Aberdeen is 121 miles. The road distance is 145.6 miles.
The best way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen without a car is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs £30 - £100.
The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen takes 2h 31m including transfers and departs every three hours.
Glasgow to Aberdeen bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.
Glasgow to Aberdeen train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.
The best way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs £30 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3h 15m.
What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Aberdeen, Scotland?
First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen every 3 hours. Tickets cost £30 - £100 and the journey takes 2h 31m. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station hourly. Tickets cost £27 - £40 and the journey takes 3h 15m.
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 31m
- Every 3 hours
- Estimated price
- £30 - £100
- First ScotRail Service
- Anytime Day Single
- £30 - £50
- Anytime Day Single 1st Class
- £75 - £100
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
- Ave. Duration
- 3h 15m
- Estimated price
- £27 - £40
- Scottish Citylink
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Glasgow to Aberdeen bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.
Glasgow to Aberdeen train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Aberdeen station.
Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Aberdeen is 146 miles. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Glasgow to Aberdeen.
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