|Distance||120 miles (194 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 31 min|
|Average train ticket price||$48 (€38)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
Trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen cover the 120 miles (194 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 31 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 route costs around $48 (€38), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $31 (€25). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Omio customers book a train from Glasgow Central to Aberdeen most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Glasgow Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Glasgow.
The most popular arrival train station, Aberdeen, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Aberdeen.
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