Glasgow to Aberdeen train

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Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Scotrail
18:412h51
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
21:32Aberdeen station (ABD)
£271One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Scotrail
08:102h55
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
11:05Aberdeen station (ABD)
£271One-way
1 change
Scotrail
17:412h51
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
20:32Aberdeen station (ABD)
£381One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:412h46
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
11:27Aberdeen station (ABD)
£381One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
09:412h59
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
12:40Aberdeen station (ABD)
£381One-way
0 changes

Train timetableGlasgow to Aberdeen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Scotrail
08:102h55
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
11:05Aberdeen station (ABD)
1 change
Scotrail
08:412h46
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
11:27Aberdeen station (ABD)
0 changes
Scotrail
08:453h07
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
11:52Aberdeen station (ABD)
1 change
Scotrail
09:412h59
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
12:40Aberdeen station (ABD)
0 changes
Scotrail
10:412h46
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
13:27Aberdeen station (ABD)
0 changes
Scotrail
10:453h05
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
13:50Aberdeen station (ABD)
1 change
Scotrail
11:412h28
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
14:09Aberdeen station (ABD)
0 changes
Scotrail
12:402h42
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
15:22Aberdeen station (ABD)
0 changes
Scotrail
13:402h49
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
16:29Aberdeen station (ABD)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
13:453h21
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
17:06Aberdeen station (ABD)
1 change
Scotrail
14:392h36
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
17:15Aberdeen station (ABD)
0 changes
Scotrail
14:453h10
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
17:55Aberdeen station (ABD)
1 change
Scotrail
15:392h37
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
18:16Aberdeen station (ABD)
0 changes
Scotrail
16:382h50
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
19:28Aberdeen station (ABD)
0 changes
Scotrail
16:453h24
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
20:09Aberdeen station (ABD)
1 change
Scotrail
17:412h51
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
20:32Aberdeen station (ABD)
0 changes
Scotrail
18:103h03
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
21:13Aberdeen station (ABD)
1 change
Scotrail
18:412h51
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
21:32Aberdeen station (ABD)
0 changes

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Train times from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 28 m

Average

2 h 54 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

194 km

Of the 18 trains that leave Glasgow for Aberdeen every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Scotrail
11:412h28
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
14:09Aberdeen station (ABD)
£591One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
14:392h36
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
17:15Aberdeen station (ABD)
£591One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
15:392h37
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
18:16Aberdeen station (ABD)
£591One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
12:402h42
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
15:22Aberdeen station (ABD)
£591One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:412h46
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
11:27Aberdeen station (ABD)
£381One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Glasgow to Aberdeen

distanceDistance120 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 33 min
priceAverage train ticket price£51 (€57)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotRail, East Coast or CrossCountry

Trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen cover the 120 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 33 min with our travel partners like ScotRail, East Coast or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £51, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Aberdeen.

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

Travel between Glasgow and Aberdeen from £16 with Omio’s train partners ScotRail, East Coast and CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

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.

Glasgow to Aberdeen train information with ScotRail:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 33 min
  • Cheapest Price: £16
  • ScotRail frequency: 12 a day

Trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen

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.

Which train companies go from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

ScotRail operate direct services for trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen.

How long is the train 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.

When are the first and last trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

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.

What facilities are available on trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

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.

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

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.

FAQs: Glasgow to Aberdeen train

FAQs: Travel by train from Glasgow to Aberdeen 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 Glasgow to Aberdeen.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Aberdeen can start from as little as £16 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Glasgow to Aberdeen is £51; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Glasgow to Aberdeen train time is 2 h 33 min   covering the 120 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Glasgow to Aberdeen leaves at 06: 41. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Glasgow to Aberdeen leaves at 21: 40.
Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day from Glasgow to Aberdeen with ScotRail. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
When taking a train from Glasgow to Aberdeen, you can count on ScotRail, East Coast or CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Aberdeen. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Glasgow to Aberdeen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 40.

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

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

A trip to Aberdeen from Glasgow 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 to travel from Glasgow to Aberdeen by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Glasgow to Aberdeen including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Glasgow and Aberdeen

Glasgow
Aberdeen
Glasgow Central is the most popular Glasgow railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Glasgow for your journey to Aberdeen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Glasgow Central
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus pick up / drop off on Gordon St.
Glasgow Queen StreetWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Glasgow Queen Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stop on the bridge at Cathedral Street
Metro: Interchange station for SPT Subway
Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen StreetAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility
Glasgow Airport
Charing Cross (Glasgow)ShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Charing Cross (Glasgow)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Elmbank Gardens to the left of the station entrance
Queens Park (Glasgow)ParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Queens Park (Glasgow)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Victoria Road
High Street (Glasgow)ShoppingParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for High Street (Glasgow)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off in front of the station on High Street
Glasgow, Nithsdale Road
Glasgow, Telephone Exchange
HomeTrainsTrain Times to Aberdeen Glasgow to Aberdeen train

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