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from Aberdeen to Glasgow

You can get from Aberdeen to Glasgow by train, bus or flight.

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£50London North Eastern Railway
£17Megabus
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1 Dec
£50Scotrail
£17Megabus
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2 Dec
£50London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
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3 Dec
£50Scotrail
£15Megabus
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4 Dec
£50Scotrail
£15Megabus
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5 Dec
£23Scotrail
£15Megabus
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6 Dec
£50Cross Country
£15Megabus
Tue
7 Dec
£32Scotrail
£15Megabus
Wed
8 Dec
£23Scotrail
£14Megabus
Thu
9 Dec
£50London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
Fri
10 Dec
£50London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
Sat
11 Dec
£50London North Eastern Railway
£14Megabus
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12 Dec
£50Scotrail
£15Megabus
Mon
13 Dec
£23Scotrail
£14Megabus
Tue
14 Dec
£14Scotrail
£11Megabus
Wed
15 Dec
£23Scotrail
£14Megabus
Thu
16 Dec
£32Scotrail
£14Megabus
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17 Dec
£32Scotrail
£14Megabus
Sat
18 Dec
£32Scotrail
£14Megabus
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19 Dec
£23Scotrail
£14Megabus

Travel Information from Aberdeen to Glasgow

distanceDistance120 miles (194 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£15 - £32
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £15 • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £32 • 2 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus 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.

How to Travel 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.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Aberdeen to Glasgow?

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.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel  from Aberdeen to Glasgow?

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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Travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow by Train

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.

Travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow by Bus

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.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Aberdeen to Glasgow?

There are 2 ways to travel between Aberdeen and Glasgow including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Glasgow from Aberdeen?

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.

What is the quickest way from Aberdeen to Glasgow?

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.

How many miles are between Aberdeen and Glasgow

The Aberdeen to Glasgow distance is approximately 120 miles (194 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Aberdeen to Glasgow?

The average frequency per day from Aberdeen to Glasgow is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

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.

When going from Aberdeen to Glasgow, where do I depart from Aberdeen and where do I arrive in Glasgow?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Aberdeen to Glasgow:

  • Coaches from Aberdeen to Glasgow most often leave from Aberdeen, Guild Street and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow most often leave from Aberdeen and arrive in Glasgow Central.
Which travel companies can get me 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:

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Glasgow by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Aberdeen to Glasgow tickets on Omio for £15.
  • Travel with Scotrail for trains to Glasgow. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Scotrail Aberdeen to Glasgow tickets on Omio for £32.
Can I find a direct route from Aberdeen to Glasgow?

Yes, there are direct services available between Aberdeen and Glasgow with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Megabus.

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.

Where should I go next after I travel to Glasgow from Aberdeen?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Aberdeen to Glasgow often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Aberdeen and Glasgow itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Glasgow and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book Aberdeen to Glasgow tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Aberdeen to Glasgow, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £15 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £32 one way on average.

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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