Glasgow, Scotland
Aberdeen, Scotland

Glasgow to Aberdeen: Cheapest Travel Options

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

Choose ScotRail trains with fares starting from £27.11. Travel time approximately 2h 51m.

3h 30mfrom£11.10
3h 30mfrom£13.30
3h 30mfrom£14.36
2h 51mfrom£27.11

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We have selected the cheapest, fastest and earliest schedules for your trip to Aberdeen. More than 86 schedules for your trip.

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    3h 30m
  • ScotRail


    2h 28m
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    3h 30m

Bus from Glasgow to Aberdeen

The bus trip from Glasgow to Aberdeen takes approximately 3h 19m duration and covers a distance of about 195 km. There are usually 62 buses traveling daily to Aberdeen and you can find the cheapest tickets starting from £11.1 if you buy in advance on the internet.

Distance195 km
Fastest3h 15m

Train Glasgow to Aberdeen

It takes an average of 2h 56m to travel from Glasgow to Aberdeen by train, covering a distance of about 195 km. There are usually 24 trains traveling daily from Glasgow to Aberdeen and tickets for this journey start from £27.11 when you book in advance.

Distance195 km
Fastest2h 28m

Saving Money

Cheapest Bus

The cheapest bus ticket from Glasgow to Aberdeen 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 Glasgow to Aberdeen?

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.

Best Travel Options

Exploring your travel options from Glasgow to Aberdeen? Here’s a breakdown of the differences in travel time, cost and experience between bus, train, and car:

Travel Time: Trains whisk you to Aberdeen fast, averaging around 2.5 hours of travel time. Driving offers flexibility with about a 3-hour trip, while buses also take roughly 3 hours.

Cost: Buses win on affordability, making them a go-to for budget travelers. Trains come with a moderate price tag but offer discounts. Cars could be cost-shared, factoring in fuel and parking.

Experience: Train rides are comfy and speedy, perfect for time-savers. Buses provide a smooth journey with scenic views. Driving grants independence, ideal for those wanting to explore off-path stops.

🧳 This short trip spans 145 miles (233 kilometers). Ready to dive deeper into each transport mode? Keep scrolling to match your journey style with the best travel method!

Best Travel Options

Bus vs Train

Exploring the journey from Glasgow to Aberdeen, consider these three key differences when opting for bus or train:

Cost and Booking: Buses generally offer a cost-effective option, especially appealing for budget travelers, while trains can be less pricey than driving or flying if booked ahead.

Amenities and Comfort: Trains provide additional comforts such as power outlets and Wi-Fi, contributing to a more pleasant travel experience, while buses also offer similar amenities for convenience.

Eco-Friendly Travel: Both modes support green travel, yet trains might edge out buses in reducing the carbon footprint, aligning with sustainable tourism initiatives.

Bus vs Train

Frequently asked questions

Discover the scenic journey from Glasgow to Aberdeen; explore serene landscapes and captivating city views. Seamless connections, affordable fares, and comfortable travel await on your next Scottish adventure. Embrace the charm of Scotland by rail or road.

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Cheapest Travel Options

Looking to explore the Scottish cities on a dime? Travel between Glasgow and Aberdeen with ease by opting for budget-friendly bus services. Megabus and National Express offer fares starting as low as £10, providing cost-effective yet comfortable transport solutions.

Dive into an affordable adventure tailored to your needs, whether you’re a family seeking value, on business keen on efficiency, traveling solo with tight purse strings, or in a group looking for the best bang for your buck. Get savvy with your selections and maximize your travel experience by choosing options that align with your priorities.

Cheapest Travel Options

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