There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen

$40 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station G9 / ...

$14 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus via Broxden, Park and Ride  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride M9
  2. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Union Square Bus Station M9

$29 - $41

Bus Megabus UK  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride X27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Union Square Bus Station M92 / ...

$28 - $44

Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Aberdeen 145.7 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen is to bus which costs £11 - £35 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Aberdeen is 121 miles. The road distance is 145.7 miles.

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The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen takes 2 h 34 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Union Square Bus Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Aberdeen. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Aberdeen, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow to Aberdeen hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 34 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow to Aberdeen hourly. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. National Express also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
ScotRail
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Megabus UK

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