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

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Huntly

£116 - £212

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
  2. Take the bus from Dyce, Skene Place to Portsoy, Seafield Street 35

£39 - £105

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station M9
  2. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Portsoy, Seafield Street 35

£41 - £56

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Portsoy 195.7 miles

£29 - £45

Glasgow to Portsoy by buses

The bus journey time between Glasgow and Portsoy is around 6h 18m and covers a distance of around 208 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 49m. Operated by Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach North Scotland, the Glasgow to Portsoy bus service departs from Buchanan Bus Station and arrives in Portsoy, Seafield Street. Typically 58 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 18m
Fastest bus time:
5h 49m
Buses per week:
58
Cheapest price:
£41
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
03:40
Last bus departs at:
16:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Portsoy bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Portsoy is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Portsoy is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Portsoy. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Portsoy, Seafield Street via Union Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 44m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Portsoy is 140 miles. The road distance is 195.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Portsoy without a car is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs £110 - £220.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Glasgow to Portsoy, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Portsoy is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs £110 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 6h 44m.

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Glasgow to Portsoy bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Portsoy, Seafield Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Portsoy is 196 miles. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Glasgow to Portsoy.

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  • Distance: 139.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 2m

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

ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Huntly 6 times a week. Tickets cost £40 - £130 and the journey takes 3h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Portsoy via Union Square Bus Station in around 6h 44m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Huntly
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£40 - £130
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£95 - £130
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dyce, Skene Place to Portsoy, Seafield Street
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Portsoy, Seafield Street
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £19
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
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
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink

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