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

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Recommended option

Train, line 201 bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
  2. Take the line 201 bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street 201 / ...

$48 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride X27
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Union Square Bus Station M92 / ...

$32 - $54

2 alternative options

Bus, line 201 bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride M9
  2. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Union Square Bus Station M9
  3. Take the line 201 bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street 201 / ...

$34 - $51

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 £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Ballater is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 20 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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It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Glasgow to Ballater, including transfers.

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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, Golf Road via Broxden, Park and Ride, Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk and Banchory, Mount Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Ballater without a car is to train and line 201 bus which takes 5 h 5 min and costs £35 - £50.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Ballater.
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  • Distance: 94.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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

You can take a bus from Glasgow to Ballater via Broxden, Park and Ride, Union Square Bus Station, Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk, and Banchory, Mount Street in around 6 h 20 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK

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