There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Arbroath by train, bus or car
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Train • 1h 38m
£21 - £65
Bus, line 39 bus • 2h 33m
£20 - £28
1 alternative option
Drive • 1h 43m
£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.
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Glasgow to Arbroath train schedules
Trains departing Monday, June 14, 2021
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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Arbroath is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1h 43m.
The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Arbroath is to train which costs £21 - £65 and takes 1h 38m.
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.
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.
The distance between Glasgow and Arbroath is 81 miles. The road distance is 97.8 miles.
The best way to get from Glasgow to Arbroath without a car is to train which takes 1h 38m and costs £21 - £65.
The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Arbroath takes 1h 38m including transfers and departs every two hours.
Glasgow to Arbroath bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.
Glasgow to Arbroath train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.
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.
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 from Glasgow Queen Street to Arbroath
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 38m
- Every 2 hours
- Estimated price
- £21 - £65
- Anytime Day Single
- £21 - £35
- Anytime Day Single 1st Class
- £50 - £65
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Seagate Bus Station
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 45m
- Estimated price
- £16 - £23
- Scottish Citylink
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Glasgow to Arbroath bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Arbroath, Bus Station.
Glasgow to Arbroath train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Arbroath station.
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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