The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Aberdeen to Glasgow will cost around $ 63 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 45.
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2 h 33 m
3 h 21 m
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Of the 11 trains that leave Aberdeen for Glasgow every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 194 km distance in an average of 3 h 21 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 33 m .
The slowest trains will take 3 h 50 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.
|Distance||120 miles (194 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 35 min|
|Average train ticket price||$57 (€46)|
|Train companies||Scotrail 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. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $57 (€46), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $31 (€25). Travelers depart most frequently from Aberdeen and arrive in Glasgow Central.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow are operated by ScotRail and LNER (London North Eastern Railway).
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 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.
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.
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.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Aberdeen, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.
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