The fastest buses from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for 30 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 50 m

Average

3 h 15 m

Buses per day

21

Distance

194 km

Of the 21 buses that leave Glasgow for Aberdeen every day 20 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 194 km distance in an average of 3 h 15 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 55 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:40Glasgow, Buchanan2h50 13:30Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£311One-way
Fastest
08:40Glasgow, Buchanan2h50 11:30Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£311One-way
Fastest
12:40Glasgow, Buchanan2h50 15:30Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£311One-way
2nd Fastest
14:40Glasgow, Buchanan2h55 17:35Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£201One-way
17:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h00 20:10Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£201One-way

COMPARE Prices across different modes

Thu
29 Jul
£51Scotrail
£21Megabus
Fri
30 Jul
£51Scotrail
£17Megabus
Sat
31 Jul
£33Scotrail
£15Megabus
Sun
1 Aug
£51London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
Mon
2 Aug
£51Scotrail
£15Megabus
Tue
3 Aug
£23Scotrail
£15Megabus
Wed
4 Aug
£14Scotrail
£13Megabus
Thu
5 Aug
£14Scotrail
£13Megabus
Fri
6 Aug
£33Scotrail
£14Megabus
Sat
7 Aug
£33Scotrail
£14Megabus
Sun
8 Aug
£51Scotrail
£14Megabus
Mon
9 Aug
£51London North Eastern Railway
£14Megabus
Tue
10 Aug
£14Scotrail
£13Megabus
Wed
11 Aug
£14Scotrail
£13Megabus
Fri
13 Aug
£23Scotrail
£13Megabus
Sat
14 Aug
£7Scotrail
£11Megabus
Mon
16 Aug
£14Scotrail
£13Megabus
Tue
17 Aug
£10Scotrail
£11Megabus
Wed
18 Aug
£14Scotrail
£11Megabus

The cheapest buses from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for 30 Jul

Cheapest

£20

Average

£25

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Glasgow to Aberdeen will cost around £ 25 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 20.

Cheapest
16:40Glasgow, Buchanan3h25 20:05Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£201One-way
Cheapest
17:40Glasgow, Buchanan3h25 21:05Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£201One-way
Cheapest
14:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h15 17:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£201One-way
Cheapest
14:40Glasgow, Buchanan2h55 17:35Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£201One-way
Cheapest
17:10Glasgow, Buchanan3h00 20:10Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£201One-way

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Coach Information from Glasgow to Aberdeen

distanceDistance120 miles (194 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£16 (€18)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Glasgow to Aberdeen cover the 120 miles (194 km) long trip taking on average 3 h with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £13, but the average price of coach tickets is £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Aberdeen, Guild Street.

Coach companies

Glasgow to Aberdeen with National Express

National Express coaches will get you between Glasgow and Aberdeen from £13. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

Taking the coach with National Express is a great way to travel between Glasgow and Aberdeen! National Express is the UK’s leading coach operator with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express coach tickets from Glasgow to Aberdeen, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Glasgow to Aberdeen trip on Omio. You can expect to travel around 120 miles (194 km) between Glasgow and Aberdeen on a National Express coach.

All National Express coaches have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long trip. You can select from three ticket options for the Glasgow to Aberdeen coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets from Glasgow to Aberdeen due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses From Glasgow to Aberdeen

Aberdeen lies on the North Sea coast 194 kilometres northeast of Glasgow and buses offer a quick and convenient way to travel between the two cities. National Express operates 7 daily buses from Glasgow to Aberdeen. The fastest buses take just under 3 hours. All Glasgow to Aberdeen buses are direct.

 

Which bus companies run from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

All Glasgow to Aberdeen buses are operated by National Express.

How long is the bus journey from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

The average journey time for most buses travelling from Glasgow to Aberdeen is approximately 3 hours. The exact travel time depends on the time of day and time of week passengers are travelling.

When are the first and last buses of the day from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

Buses from Glasgow to Aberdeen begin running in the early morning and continue regularly throughout the day into the late evening. The first Glasgow to Aberdeen bus departs at 3:40 a.m. while the last leaves Glasgow at 6:20 p.m.

Where do buses depart from and arrive to?

All buses from Glasgow to Aberdeen depart from Glasgow Buchanan bus station. All buses arrive at Aberdeen bus station (Union Square bus station).

Taking the Bus from Glasgow

Buses From Glasgow to Aberdeen depart from Buchanan bus station located on Killermont Street adjacent to Glasgow Queen Street railway station and opposite the Royal Concert Hall. Buchanan bus station is the biggest bus station in Scotland and routes departing from there include buses going to Edinburgh Airport and Dumfries. Buchanan bus station is open around the clock with the travel centre opening from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sundays. Passengers can reach the station by local or regional bus services mainly operated by First Glasgow and Stagecoach West Scotland, by train or by underground. Queen Street Station Rail Station is 200 meters away which connects to Buchanan Street Subway Station by travelator. The bus station is roughly a 10-15 minute walk to the north of Glasgow Central railway station. The bus station can be easily reached by public transport; many buses cover the route between Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street. Regular buses during the week conclude at around midnight, although there are night buses that run during the weekend.

Getting into Aberdeen by Bus

The third most populous city in Scotland and a leading business city within the UK, Aberdeen has plenty to offer any visitor, whether it be culture, sport or art. Aberdeen is a prosperous city owing to its thriving fishing, shipping, and oil industries. Known as the Granite City for its rugged building hewn from stone, it offers visitors stretches of scenic coastline, delightful countryside, nearby national parks with remarkable wildlife, along with a bevy of imposing castles. The Aberdeen Art Gallery and Aberdeen Maritime Museum can be enjoyed for free and are top attractions of the city. Aberdeen has a stunning coastline with beautiful sandy beaches which makes for some great walks.

Buses from Glasgow arrive at Aberdeen bus station (Union Square bus station) located on Guild Street next to Aberdeen Railway Station and attached to Union Square shopping centre. Both the bus and railway stations are right in the city centre. Services to Edinburgh and Inverness, among others, depart from here. Local buses are the primary mode of transport within the city, which means that the bus network is extensive. A night bus service runs in Aberdeen over the weekend across 6 routes. Passengers can continue their journey's by local buses mainly operated by Stagecoach Bluebird which run along Union Street. Taxis are available at the bus station.

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FAQs
How much do cheap coach tickets between Glasgow and Aberdeen cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from Glasgow to Aberdeen to cost as little as £13  in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Glasgow to Aberdeen?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Glasgow to Aberdeen coach prices are on average £16  one way.
What is the distance from Glasgow to Aberdeen via coach?
The Glasgow to Aberdeen coach distance is approximately 120 miles (194 km).
What is the average Glasgow to Aberdeen coach duration?
On average the Glasgow to Aberdeen coach time is 3 h  covering the 120 miles (194 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by coach from Glasgow to Aberdeen, which coach station in Glasgow do I depart from and which coach station in Aberdeen do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Glasgow Central   and arriving in Aberdeen, Guild Street.

Where is the coach station in Glasgow to go to Aberdeen? Where is the coach station in Aberdeen located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their coaches from Glasgow Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Aberdeen most often arrive at Aberdeen, Guild Street and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this coach station to the city centre.

What coach companies offer a service from Glasgow to Aberdeen?
If you're looking for coaches from Glasgow to Aberdeen, you can rely on National Express or Megabus to get you to Aberdeen. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Glasgow to Aberdeen route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct coaches between Glasgow and Aberdeen?
Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Glasgow to Aberdeen on Omio with Megabus, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your coach ticket.
What time is the earliest coach from Glasgow to Aberdeen? What time is the last coach from Glasgow to Aberdeen?
The first Glasgow to Aberdeen coach departs at 06: 15   and the last coach from Glasgow to Aberdeen leaves at 22: 30. Check out the most up-to-date Glasgow to Aberdeen coach schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy Glasgow to Aberdeen coach tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy coach tickets from Glasgow to Aberdeen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £16 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from Glasgow to Aberdeen a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Aberdeen
Aberdeen
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