You can get from Aberdeen to Glasgow by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||120 miles (194 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£15 - £32|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £15 • 2 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £32 • 2 h 35 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus or Scotrail|
Travel 120 miles (194 km) by coach or train between Aberdeen and Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £15. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Aberdeen to Glasgow.
It's not hard to travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow, and passengers have a couple of good ways to do so. Megabus and National Express run direct coaches on this popular route, which take around three hours and leave over 20 times every day. Alternatively, ScotRail and LNER operate a direct rail connection. Trains leave every hour all week long, and journey times start at two hours 27 minutes.
If cost is a major issue, travellers will probably want to take the bus from Aberdeen to Glasgow. Both Megabus and National Express offer affordable tickets at all times of day, not just off-peak periods. Journey times aren't too long, ranging from two hours and 50 minutes to three hours and 40 minutes, and no changes will be needed. Buses also run from Guild Street in the centre of Aberdeen direct to Buchanan Street, right at the heart of Glasgow. So it's a convenient way to travel as well.
When time is the most important factor, trains will be a better way to travel to Glasgow from Aberdeen. LNER and ScotRail both provide direct rail services between the cities, with services starting very early in the morning and continuing until late. Travellers can expect 20 to 25 trains per day on weekdays and weekends, and journey times vary around 2.5 hours, so trains are always faster than buses. Services always leave from Aberdeen Station and terminate at Glasgow Queen Street, a short metro or bus ride from the centre of the city.
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Taking the train is a great way to travel to Glasgow from Aberdeen, and is the fastest option overall. Passengers can choose between LNER or ScotRail services from Aberdeen Station, but almost all will take about two and a half hours, and there's little difference between the two companies. In most cases, no changes will be needed, although there are a few daily options with a single change, which take over three hours. Services depart hourly from dawn until dusk, and all run into Glasgow Queen Street Station. From there, buses take under 10 minutes to reach central Glasgow, and many attractions are within easy walking distance.
Travelling by bus from Aberdeen to Glasgow is a cheap and comfortable alternative to catching trains. Services between the two cities are provided by a couple of popular carriers: National Express and Megabus. Both offer budget fares and direct connections with journey times of between two hours and 50 minutes and 3 hours and 35 minutes. No changes are needed in virtually all instances, and there are over 20 departures every day, so all schedules should be catered for. Buses leave from Guild Street Bus Station in the centre of Aberdeen, and arrive at Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow's Townhead neighbourhood. After that, it's a 10-minute bus ride to the city centre, although, as with trains, walking is also possible.
There are 2 ways to travel between Aberdeen and Glasgow including taking a coach or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow, which costs on average £15.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Glasgow:
A coach is £17 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Aberdeen to Glasgow costing on average £32.
The fastest way to get to Glasgow from Aberdeen is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 35 min.
There are alternative travel options to Glasgow that can usually take longer:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h 50 min.
The Aberdeen to Glasgow distance is approximately 120 miles (194 km).
The average frequency per day from Aberdeen to Glasgow is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Glasgow from Aberdeen as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Aberdeen to Glasgow:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Aberdeen to Glasgow, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available between Aberdeen and Glasgow with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Glasgow as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Aberdeen to Glasgow.
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But we recommend booking Aberdeen to Glasgow tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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