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

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Train  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Arbroath

£21 - £65

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Bus, line 39 bus  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Seagate Bus Station M9
  2. Take the line 39 bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Arbroath, Bus Station 39 / ...

£20 - £28

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Drive  •  1h 43m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Arbroath 97.8 miles

£14 - £22

Glasgow to Arbroath by trains

The train journey time between Glasgow and Arbroath is around 1h 47m and covers a distance of around 100 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 35m. Operated by ScotRail, the Glasgow to Arbroath train service departs from Glasgow Queen Street and arrives in Arbroath. Typically 85 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 47m
Fastest train time:
1h 35m
Trains per week:
85
Cheapest price:
£21
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:53
Last train departs at:
21:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Arbroath train schedules

Glasgow → Arbroath
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Arbroath is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Arbroath is to train which costs £21 - £65 and takes 1h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Arbroath station. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Arbroath, Bus Station via Dundee City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Arbroath. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 38m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Arbroath is 81 miles. The road distance is 97.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Arbroath without a car is to train which takes 1h 38m and costs £21 - £65.

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The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Arbroath takes 1h 38m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Arbroath is to train which takes 1h 38m and costs £21 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus and line 39 bus, which costs £20 - £29 and takes 2h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Arbroath.
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  • Distance: 80.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 38m

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

ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Arbroath every 2 hours. Tickets cost £21 - £65 and the journey takes 1h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Arbroath via Dundee City Centre, Bus Station in around 2h 33m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Arbroath
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Seagate Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to Arbroath, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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Glasgow to Arbroath bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Arbroath, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Arbroath is 98 miles. It takes approximately 1h 43m to drive from Glasgow to Arbroath.

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