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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen

$40 - $55

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Bus  •  2h 49m

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

$14 - $45

2 alternative options

Bus via Dundee City Centre, Bus Station  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Glenrothes, Bus Station X24
  2. Take the bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station X54
  3. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station M9 / ...

$30 - $52

Drive  •  2h 28m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Aberdeen 145.7 miles

$30 - $45

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

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

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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 hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Aberdeen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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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 best way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs £30 - £45.

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The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Glasgow to Aberdeen bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Aberdeen train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs £30 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £35 and takes 2h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen.
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  • Distance: 121.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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 2h 30m. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow to Aberdeen hourly. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 49m. National Express also services this route once 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
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Aberdeen, Scotland
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
National Express
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Seagate Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Megabus UK

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Glasgow to Aberdeen bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Aberdeen train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Aberdeen station.

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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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