Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Aberdeen

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Cheapest

$69

Average

$69

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 Glasgow to Aberdeen will cost around $ 69 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 69.

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08:45AMGlasgow Queen Street3h05 11:50AMAberdeen
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$691One-way
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09:41AMGlasgow Queen Street2h56 12:37PMAberdeen
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08:41AMGlasgow Queen Street2h41 11:22AMAberdeen
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10:45AMGlasgow Queen Street3h03 01:48PMAberdeen
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10:41AMGlasgow Queen Street2h32 01:13PMAberdeen
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$691One-way

Train schedule from Glasgow to Aberdeen

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08:11AMGlasgow Queen Street2h54 11:05AMAberdeen
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08:41AMGlasgow Queen Street2h41 11:22AMAberdeen
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08:45AMGlasgow Queen Street3h05 11:50AMAberdeen
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09:41AMGlasgow Queen Street2h56 12:37PMAberdeen
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10:41AMGlasgow Queen Street2h32 01:13PMAberdeen
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10:45AMGlasgow Queen Street3h03 01:48PMAberdeen
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Jan 24
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Jan 25
$71Scotrail
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Jan 26
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Jan 27
$69Scotrail
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Feb 4
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Feb 11
$46Scotrail
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Fastest train times from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for Jan 24

Fastest Journey

2 h 32 m

Average

2 h 51 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

194 km

Of the 6 trains 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 trains cover the 194 km distance in an average of 2 h 51 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 32 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 5 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.

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10:41AMGlasgow Queen Street2h32 01:13PMAberdeen
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$691One-way
08:41AMGlasgow Queen Street2h41 11:22AMAberdeen
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$691One-way
08:11AMGlasgow Queen Street2h54 11:05AMAberdeen
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$691One-way
09:41AMGlasgow Queen Street2h56 12:37PMAberdeen
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$691One-way
10:45AMGlasgow Queen Street3h03 01:48PMAberdeen
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$691One-way

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Overview: Train from Glasgow to Aberdeen

distanceDistance120 miles (194 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price$69 (€58)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesScotrail

Trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen cover the 120 miles (194 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 36 min with our travel partners like Scotrail. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $69 (€58), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $69 (€57). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Aberdeen.

Trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Aberdeen remains an important city for the Scottish oil industry, but is also an increasingly popular tourist destination, the access point for some dramatic coastal scenery. Business travelers or vacationers planning a visit to the north-east from Scotland's largest city can take direct trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen. Regular services operate seven days a week, with journey times of around two hours and 45 minutes.  Departure times range from early morning to late evening.

Which train companies travel from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

Scotland's national rail operator ScotRail provides most of the direct trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen.  Indirect connections involve taking ScotRail departures from Glasgow Queen Street and changing at Edinburgh Haymarket or Dundee to ScotRail or London North Eastern Railway (LNER) services to Aberdeen, or at Edinburgh Waverley for early morning Caledonian Sleeper connections to Aberdeen.

How long is the train from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

The fastest connection on the 144-mile route north-east to Aberdeen is a direct ScotRail train taking two hours and 32 minutes to reach the northern city. Most ScotRail direct connections take five to 20 minutes longer. Indirect routes via Edinburgh or Dundee take just over three hours for most connections.

How many trains are there from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

On weekdays, ScotRail operates an hourly direct service from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen, with a first train leaving just before 6:00 a.m. and a final departure to Aberdeen in the late evening. Additional indirect connections are available at roughly hourly intervals from early morning to late evening. Sunday schedules offer a reduced service, with a first train just before 10:00 a.m. and fewer indirect connections.

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

Departure train station:  Glasgow Queen Street Station is on the east side of the city center, with Subway trains available from nearby Buchanan Street Station and bus services stopping on George Square and North Hanover Street. Station facilities include a pub, news vendor, fast food outlet, WiFi and taxi stands.

Arrival train station:Aberdeen Station is located in the city center, with city buses available from the Union Square terminus and stops on Union Street. The station concourse offers ATMs, cycle hire, free WiFi, passenger showers,  a pub, coffee shop, news vendor and taxi stands.

Train tickets from Glasgow to Aberdeen: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 24 €
2 weeks earlier 23 €4%
3 weeks earlier 23 €4%
1 month before 23 €4%
2 months earlier 23 €4%


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The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Glasgow - Aberdeen 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 4% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Glasgow - Aberdeen with 2 months in advance you save up to about 4% compared to the initial price.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Travel by train 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

How much does a cheap train from Glasgow to Aberdeen cost?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Aberdeen from Glasgow for the next 7 days starting from $69 (€57)  one way.

How much is a train ticket from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $69 (€58)  for a train ticket to Aberdeen from Glasgow.

What is the distance between Glasgow and Aberdeen by train?

You should expect to travel around 120 miles (194 km)  to Aberdeen from Glasgow by train.

How long is the train between Glasgow and Aberdeen?

While the time it takes to travel 120 miles (194 km) to Aberdeen from Glasgow can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Glasgow to Aberdeen train journey time is on average 2 h 36 min.

What station does the train from Glasgow to Aberdeen depart from? Which Aberdeen train station do I come into from Glasgow?

Omio customers book a train from Glasgow Central   to Aberdeen   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Glasgow to go to Aberdeen? Where is the train station in Aberdeen located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Glasgow Central, which is located around 0.5 miles (757 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Aberdeen, located 0 miles (31 m) away from the city center.

Which train companies can take me from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

For the best Glasgow to Aberdeen train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Scotrail. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Glasgow to Aberdeen to compare what amenities they may offer.

Is there a direct train from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains to Aberdeen from Glasgow per day with Scotrail  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

How many trains per day are there from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from Glasgow to Aberdeen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Glasgow to Aberdeen? What time is the last train from Glasgow to Aberdeen?

The first Glasgow to Aberdeen train departs at 8: 11 AM   and the last train from Glasgow to Aberdeen leaves at 11: 45 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Glasgow to Aberdeen on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

When should I buy the Glasgow to Aberdeen train for the best deals on tickets?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets from Glasgow to Aberdeen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $69 (€58) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Glasgow to Aberdeen a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Glasgow
Aberdeen
The major railway station for departures from Glasgow is Glasgow Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Glasgow Central for your journey to Aberdeen from Glasgow.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Public transit 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