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There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen

£86 - £168

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station M9
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Lumphanan, Crossroads Hotel 201

£35 - £48

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Drive  •  2h 34m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire 143.5 miles

£21 - £35

Glasgow to Aberdeenshire by bus

The bus journey time between Glasgow and Aberdeenshire is around 5h 31m and covers a distance of around 180 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 58m. Operated by Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach North Scotland, the Glasgow to Aberdeenshire bus service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Lumphanan, Crossroads Hotel. Typically 19 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
5h 31m
Fastest bus time:
4h 58m
Bus distance:
180 miles
Buses per week:
19
Cheapest price:
£35
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:10
Last bus departs at:
14:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Aberdeenshire bus schedules

Glasgow → Aberdeenshire
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Aberdeenshire. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Lumphanan, Crossroads Hotel via Union Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 58m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Aberdeenshire is 109 miles. The road distance is 143.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs £85 - £170.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Aberdeenshire bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs £85 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 5h 58m.

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Glasgow to Aberdeenshire bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Lumphanan, Crossroads Hotel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Aberdeenshire is 144 miles. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire.
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  • Distance: 109.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Aberdeenshire, 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, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire via Union Square Bus Station in around 5h 58m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
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
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Lumphanan, Crossroads Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland

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