Trains from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Glasgow to Aberdeen train information

Glasgow Aberdeen train map

Train duration 2h44m
Arrival Aberdeen, Scotland
Departure Glasgow, Scotland
Distance 121 Miles
Train operators ScotRail
Lowest train price from £12.40
Average train price £23.00

Which operators can I use?

All trains connecting Glasgow (South Western Scotland) to Aberdeen (North Eastern Scotland) are run by ScotRail. The services on board will vary depending on the rail provider.

How long is the train?

On average, the journey takes normally 2h44m by train to cover the 121 miles to go to Aberdeen from Glasgow. The train duration can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes.

What is the price of the train?

The cheapest fare we've found for the next 180 days is £12.40 one way.

Best prices for Glasgow to Aberdeen train tickets

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from £11.60 MORE 3h15m
from £67.40 MORE 13h09m

Glasgow - Aberdeen prices calendar

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Glasgow - Aberdeen: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Buying your train from Glasgow to Aberdeen in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £12 when purchasing your train 2 months in advance which is 67% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Glasgow to Aberdeen trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Glasgow and Aberdeen by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Aberdeen to Glasgow and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Queen Street
£12.40 14/10/2021 08:45 ScotRail 3 days ago
Queen Street
£12.40 14/10/2021 08:40 ScotRail 3 days ago
Queen Street
£20.40 14/10/2021 10:45 ScotRail 3 days ago
Queen Street
£20.40 14/10/2021 10:41 ScotRail 3 days ago
Queen Street
£45.00 14/10/2021 09:15 ScotRail 3 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Glasgow Aberdeen train

Discount Glasgow - Aberdeen train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to pay less for your Glasgow Aberdeen train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are 5 types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Why should I buy a railcard?

To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to calculate how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you must include the railcard cost, for instance £30, the discount on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Glasgow Aberdeen ticket is £22.12 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £22.12: £88/£22.12 = 3.98. It will take you on average 4 trips from Aberdeen to Glasgow (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

What is the cost of a railcard?

The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most train fares for an entire year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Glasgow to Aberdeen train £22.12 £14.75 £7.37 3.99

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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