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Train Information from Aberdeen to Glasgow

distanceDistance120 miles (194 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price£45 (€51)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotrail or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow cover the 120 miles (194 km) long route taking on average 2 h 35 min with our travel partners like Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £32, but the average price of train tickets is £45. Travellers depart most frequently from Aberdeen and arrive in Glasgow Central.

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. 

Travel Tips

Trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow
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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains between Aberdeen and Glasgow?
You can find a cheap train from Aberdeen to Glasgow for some dates and times for as low as £32  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Aberdeen to Glasgow?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Aberdeen to Glasgow train to cost on average £45  one way.
How many miles is it from Aberdeen to Glasgow by train?
The train distance from Aberdeen to Glasgow is around 120 miles (194 km).
How many hours does it take from Aberdeen to Glasgow by train?
On average the Aberdeen to Glasgow train time is 2 h 35 min  covering the 120 miles (194 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Aberdeen and arrival train station in Glasgow?

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

Where is the train station in Aberdeen? Where is the train station in Glasgow?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Aberdeen and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Glasgow Central and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Glasgow.

What train providers go from Aberdeen to Glasgow?
For the trip from Aberdeen to Glasgow you can take a train with Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Aberdeen and Glasgow on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services per day are there to Glasgow from Aberdeen?
The average number of trains departing Aberdeen for Glasgow is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Aberdeen to Glasgow? When does the last train depart from Aberdeen to Glasgow?
The earliest train departing from Aberdeen to Glasgow leaves at 07: 20. The last train departing from Aberdeen to Glasgow leaves at 11: 29. You can find the latest Aberdeen to Glasgow train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Aberdeen to Glasgow train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket between Aberdeen and Glasgow within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £45 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Aberdeen to Glasgow are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Aberdeen
Glasgow
The major railway station for departures from Aberdeen is Aberdeen. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Aberdeen for your trip from Aberdeen to Glasgow.