Aberdeen to Glasgow train

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Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Aberdeen to Glasgow is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Scotrail
11:012h52
Aberdeen station (ABD)
13:53Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£381One-way
1 change
Cheapest
Scotrail
09:052h48
Aberdeen station (ABD)
11:53Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£381One-way
1 change
Scotrail
08:352h45
Aberdeen station (ABD)
11:20Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£591One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
09:523h09
Aberdeen station (ABD)
13:01Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£591One-way
1 change
Scotrail
10:392h42
Aberdeen station (ABD)
13:21Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£591One-way
0 changes

Train timetableAberdeen to Glasgow

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Scotrail
08:352h45
Aberdeen station (ABD)
11:20Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
0 changes
Scotrail
09:052h48
Aberdeen station (ABD)
11:53Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
1 change
Scotrail
09:442h37
Aberdeen station (ABD)
12:21Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
0 changes
Scotrail
09:523h09
Aberdeen station (ABD)
13:01Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
1 change
Scotrail
10:392h42
Aberdeen station (ABD)
13:21Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
0 changes
Scotrail
11:012h52
Aberdeen station (ABD)
13:53Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
1 change

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Train times from Aberdeen to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 37 m

Average

2 h 48 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

194 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Aberdeen for Glasgow every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Scotrail
09:442h37
Aberdeen station (ABD)
12:21Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£591One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
10:392h42
Aberdeen station (ABD)
13:21Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£591One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:352h45
Aberdeen station (ABD)
11:20Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£591One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
09:052h48
Aberdeen station (ABD)
11:53Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£381One-way
1 change
Scotrail
11:012h52
Aberdeen station (ABD)
13:53Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£381One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow

distanceDistance120 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 33 min
priceAverage train ticket price£52 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotRail, East Coast or CrossCountry

Trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow cover the 120 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 33 min with our travel partners like ScotRail, East Coast or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £16, but the average price of train tickets is £52. Travellers depart most frequently from Aberdeen and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train providers: ScotRail, East Coast and CrossCountry trains Aberdeen to Glasgow

For as little as £16 you can travel by train to Glasgow from Aberdeen with ScotRail, East Coast and CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

Scotrail is a train operating company in Scotland, providing rail services throughout the country. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to long-distance intercity services. The company operates a variety of train types, including the Class 380, Class 385, Class 156, Class 158 and Class 170. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and comfortable seating. Scotrail also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. The most popular routes for Scotrail include Glasgow to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Inverness, and Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

ScotRail from Aberdeen to Glasgow train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 33 min
  • Cheapest Price: £16
  • ScotRail frequency: 14 a day

Trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow

There are 23 departures from Glasgow each weekday headed for Aberdeen.  Of these, 16 are direct journeys and seven require one transfer. Most trains (20 each weekday) are operated by ScotRail, with the three remaining services operated by LNER. 

 Aberdeen to Glasgow Train Times: Daily departures

Trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow run approximately hourly each day. There is a greater frequency of departures from midmorning to lunchtime. All told, there are 23 departures from Aberdeen each weekday. Of these, 16 are direct journeys to Glasgow, while seven require one transfer.

 How long is the journey by train from Aberdeen to Glasgow?

Most train trips between Aberdeen and Glasgow take around two hours 30 minutes to complete the 150-mile journey. This is the same time, approximately, that a car journey between the two locations would take. Some trips with changes can take up to around three hours 30 minutes. Most trips are direct: 16 of the 23 daily departures are direct services, whereas seven trips require one transfer.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow?

Departure train station: Aberdeen station is very centrally located, in Union Square in Aberdeen, directly adjacent to shopping centres. The station is well-serviced by taxis and buses and has a substantial car park. Numerous food and convenience stores are located within the station for the convenience of commuters. Disabled access is well taken care of as Aberdeen station is a step-free environment. Wheelchairs are also available if required.

Arrival train station:  All trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow have Glasgow's Queen Street station as their end point. This is the smaller of Glasgow's two stations. It is situated very centrally, on George Square in Glasgow and is close to many central tourist spots. The station is well-serviced by taxis and has a bus station on site as well as a substantial car park. An express bus service is available to the airport. The station offers a couple of coffee shops as well as assistance for the disabled and those with limited mobility and wheelchairs are available if required.

Which train companies travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow?

Trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow are operated by ScotRail and LNER (London North Eastern Railway). 

ScotRail Aberdeen to Glasgow

ScotRail operates 20 trips between Aberdeen and Glasgow each day. Of these, 16 are direct and four require one transfer. Three of the transfers take place in Edinburgh and one in Dundee. For most of the day, trains run at approximately hourly intervals, but the frequency increases from mid-morning until around midday.

LNER Aberdeen to Glasgow

LNER operates three trips requiring one transfer each day. The trains depart at approximately 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The transfer, in all cases, takes place in Edinburgh. All LNER trips take around three hours 30 minutes to complete.

Aberdeen to Glasgow Trains: Services on Board

ScotRail offers standard and first-class tickets. Passengers are allowed to travel with one piece of hand luggage and two suitcases with them. In addition, bicycles, prams and wheelchairs are allowed to be carried, preferably folded. Domestic pets may accompany passengers as long as they are caged or on leads. Two animals per person are permitted free of charge, however additional animals will incur a charge of half the normal passenger fee per pet. Snacks are available from trolleys, with first-class passengers being entitled to a free hot drink or a mineral water. In addition, first-class passengers enjoy larger seats with more leg room, as well as a personal plug point at their seats.

LNER also offers standard and first-class tickets. First-class tickets entitle passengers to reclining seats with more legroom, free newspapers and WiFi, and complimentary food and drink served at their seats. 

How do I find cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Glasgow?

It is always best to use a site such as Omio to allow comparison of prices between providers, at different times of the day, on different days and at different times of the year. Booking online also allows easy notification about specials being run, and group discounts. Both operators on this route offer substantial discounts of between 20 and 30% for groups of 10 or more. It is also wise to book well in advance to secure best prices. 

FAQs: Aberdeen to Glasgow train

FAQs: Travel by train from Aberdeen to Glasgow easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Aberdeen to Glasgow.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Glasgow can start from as little as £16 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Aberdeen to Glasgow is £52; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Aberdeen to Glasgow train travel time is 2 h 33 min   for the 120 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Aberdeen to Glasgow leaves at 07: 24. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Aberdeen to Glasgow leaves at 21: 06.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow without having to change trains with ScotRail. There are 11 direct trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Aberdeen to Glasgow train with ScotRail, East Coast or CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey between Aberdeen and Glasgow as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 06.

When departing from Aberdeen, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Aberdeen and Dyce (Aberdeen Airport). When arriving in Glasgow, you can end your journey in train stations like Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Aberdeen, which is located around 0 miles (5 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Glasgow from Aberdeen is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 33 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Aberdeen to Glasgow is November.
You have options as you can travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow 2 different ways: train or coach.

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