The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Glasgow to Aberdeen will cost around £ 38 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 31.
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2 h 31 m
2 h 49 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Glasgow for Aberdeen every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 194 km distance in an average of 2 h 49 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 31 m .
The slowest train will take 3 h 7 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 50 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£30|
|Trains depart from:||Glasgow|
|Trains arrive in:||Aberdeen|
|Train Companies:||London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail|
It's incredibly straightforward to take the train from Glasgow to Aberdeen, with direct services departing Glasgow Queen Street at least once every hour throughout the day. Most train services from Glasgow to Aberdeen are direct, with total journey times of around 2 hours 30 minutes during peak times. Passengers can also be flexible with departure times, with services operating from just before 6:00 a.m. and running up until around 9:15 p.m. every evening. Return journeys for rail services from Glasgow to Aberdeen are also available.
ScotRail operate direct services for trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen.
The train from Glasgow to Aberdeen takes around 2 hours 30 minutes during peak times, although this can vary wildly. Services requiring a change at Haymarket can take closer to 3 hours 25 minutes, while late night services requiring a change at Croy can take upwards of 4 hours 20 minutes and require part of the journey is completed by bus.
The first direct train from Glasgow to Aberdeen departs at 05:56 a.m. each morning, while the last direct service departs Glasgow at 9:16 p.m. every evening. During peak hours, a direct train service departs Glasgow at least once an hour.
ScotRail services from Glasgow to Aberdeen provide complimentary wireless internet access to all passengers. Train passengers can also make use of on-board luggage storage, ideal for those making airport connections or arriving into the city from further afield. On-board toilets suitable for disabled passengers ensure optimum accessibility, while train users can also enjoy a full catering menu can be enjoyed from morning until early evening. It's worth nothing that alcohol isn't served on services between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Departure Station: Direct services from Glasgow to Aberdeen depart Glasgow Queen Street in the city centre, within easy reach of many bus stops.
Arrival Station: Direct train services from Glasgow terminate at Aberdeen railway station, the only rail station in the city. The train station is just a 5 minute walk from the city centre.