There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire by train, bus or car
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Train • 3h 49m
£86 - £168
Bus • 5h 58m
£35 - £48
1 alternative option
Drive • 2h 34m
£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.
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Glasgow to Aberdeenshire bus schedules
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 34m.
The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 34m.
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.
The distance between Glasgow and Aberdeenshire is 109 miles. The road distance is 143.5 miles.
The best way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs £85 - £170.
It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire, including transfers.
Glasgow to Aberdeenshire bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.
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.
Glasgow to Aberdeenshire bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Lumphanan, Crossroads Hotel station.
Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Aberdeenshire is 144 miles. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Glasgow to Aberdeenshire.
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 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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