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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Ballater, Victoria Road 201 / ...

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Bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station G9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Ballater, Victoria Road 201 / ...

Bus via Perth, South Street  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Perth, South Street M8
  2. Take the bus from Perth, South Street to Holburn Junction X7
  3. Take the bus from Aberdeen, Holburn Junction to Ballater, Golf Road 201 / ...

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Ballater 125.8 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Ballater is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Ballater is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Ballater. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Ballater, Victoria Road via Union Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Ballater is 95 miles. The road distance is 125.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Ballater without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Glasgow to Ballater, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow to Ballater bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Ballater, Victoria Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Ballater is 126 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Glasgow to Ballater.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Ballater. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 94.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

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

You can take a bus from Glasgow to Ballater via Union Square Bus Station in around 5 h 27 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Ballater, Victoria Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aberdeen, Holburn Junction to Ballater, Golf Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Perth, South Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Perth, South Street to Holburn Junction
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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