Aberdeen, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland

Aberdeen to Glasgow: Cheapest Travel Options

Citylink has the cheapest bus ticket from Aberdeen to Glasgow for only £11.1, on a trip of approximately 3h 30m duration.

Choose ScotRail trains with fares starting from £27.11. Travel time approximately 3h 31m.

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3h 40mfrom£80.26
London North Eastern Railway (LNER)
3h 2mfrom£107.68

Save £96.58 if you travel with Citylink!

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and earliest schedules for your trip to Glasgow. More than 79 schedules for your trip.

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    3h 30m
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    2h 35m
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Bus from Aberdeen to Glasgow

The bus trip from Aberdeen to Glasgow takes approximately 3h 19m duration and covers a distance of about 195 km. There are usually 57 buses traveling daily to Glasgow and you can find the cheapest tickets starting from £11.1 if you buy in advance on the internet.

Distance195 km
Fastest3h 10m

Train Aberdeen to Glasgow

It takes an average of 2h 50m to travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow by train, covering a distance of about 195 km. There are usually 22 trains traveling daily from Aberdeen to Glasgow and tickets for this journey start from £27.11 when you book in advance.

Distance195 km
Fastest2h 35m

Saving Money

Cheapest Bus

The cheapest bus ticket from Aberdeen to Glasgow is a regular seat, one-way trip, when booked in advance. Buying on the day of travel is usually more expensive and may include additional costs that can vary depending on the time of day and bus class.

Cheapest Bus
Book in advance.
Most companies sell bus tickets about three to six months in advance. If you already have your travel date set, search as early as possible to save money.
Be flexible with your travel times.
Many companies increase ticket prices during "peak hours" (usually between 06:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 on weekdays). If possible, choose to travel outside of these hours to find cheaper tickets and save money.
Check connections.
On some of the busiest routes, you may also have the option of taking a slower or connecting transportation. It may take a little longer, but if you have a bit more time available, you may find a cheaper ticket.

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules.

Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times.

Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey.

Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people.

Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi.

Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry.

Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals.

Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board.

Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey.

Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly.

What companies travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow?

Whether you're seeking speed, comfort, affordability, or a blend of all, our detailed overview covers the key players in the industry. Get insights into schedules, booking tips, and amenities offered by each company, ensuring your journey between these iconic cities is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Discover the essentials of your journey from Aberdeen to Glasgow. Ride in comfort, savor scenic views, and arrive refreshed. Your direct link to Scotland’s vibrant heart, catering to commuters and explorers alike. A swift, scenic, and stress-free travel experience awaits.

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Cheapest Travel Options

Discover the most cost-effective ways to travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow with top operators Megabus and Citylink. Score bus tickets starting as low as £1, and relish the journey without breaking the bank. Taking the train? ScotRail and CrossCountry offer passes between £10 and £50. For an unconventional twist, BlaBlaCar’s rideshare has you covered, often for less than a tenner.

Lean into savings and connect with fellow travelers or simply relax aboard. This route presents ideal solutions for families seeking comfort, professionals needing workspace on the go, or budget travelers trimming expenses. Whether a solo excursion or a group adventure, there’s an option tailored to your travel style and pocketbook.

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