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Find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Glasgow to Aberdeen by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Glasgow to Aberdeen train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

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National Express£26




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Find the best prices for train tickets Glasgow to Aberdeen

from £5.00 MORE 2h45m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Glasgow to Aberdeen
from £9.30 MORE 3h07m
from £1.50 MORE 3h03m
from £79.14 MORE 10h36m

Things to do in Aberdeen

We have created for you a list of 6 things that you can visit in Aberdeen.

  • West Tower
  • Satrosphere
  • Codona's
  • Tolbooth Museum
  • Provost Skene's House
  • Breakout-games Aberdeen

If you're visiting Aberdeen for the first time and you do not have a clear idea of the places that you can do during your time over there, don't worry. The different options you have will obviously depend on your availabilities as well as your areas of interest but the team at Gopili provides you with the famous places in Aberdeen.

West Tower is probably among the most interesting things to do for visitors. You can also go to discover Tolbooth Museum and Satrosphere which are most of the time suggested by the people who have already explored the city.

Another noteworthy location that you may want to discover is Provost Skene's House if you wish to know more about this destination.

Codona's is also a point of interest that we will suggest you to see if you have enough time during your stay.

At last, if you're still looking to discover more about Aberdeen, Breakout-games Aberdeen can be the last step of your trip. While people may not consider it as the most interesting thing to do, it will help you get a full picture of the city and its character.

Best price found for train ticket from Glasgow to Aberdeen

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Glasgow to Aberdeen by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Aberdeen. Your Glasgow to Aberdeen train ticket is just few clicks away!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Queen Street
£11.50 17/12/2017 20:45 ScotRail 5 days ago
Queen Street
£19.00 28/12/2017 13:41 ScotRail 5 days ago
Queen Street
£19.00 28/12/2017 08:41 ScotRail 5 days ago
Queen Street
£19.00 28/12/2017 10:41 ScotRail 5 days ago
Queen Street
£19.00 28/12/2017 19:41 ScotRail 5 days ago
Queen Street
£19.00 28/12/2017 11:41 ScotRail 5 days ago
Queen Street
£19.00 28/12/2017 12:41 ScotRail 5 days ago
Queen Street
£19.00 28/12/2017 17:40 ScotRail 5 days ago
Queen Street
£19.00 28/12/2017 18:41 ScotRail 5 days ago
Queen Street
£19.00 18/12/2017 19:41 ScotRail 5 days ago

Best price found for Glasgow to Aberdeen train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Glasgow to Aberdeen:

Bus from Glasgow to Aberdeen

How to find cheap train tickets Glasgow to Aberdeen ?

It could be easy to find cheap train tickets Glasgow to Aberdeen. By following these few tricks, you should always find cheap train tickets for your route.

When is the best time to book my ticket?

To travel for less you better purchase your ticket in advance. The best time to buy your advance train ticket is about 90 days before. Thus you must remember to book around 3 months in advance. Using this technique you will enjoy great savings of up to 80%.

When is the cheapest time of the day to travel?

The peak times to travel are during the morning commute time and in the late afternoon for your train ticket Glasgow to Aberdeen. Train ticket prices are more expensive during these hours so you will pay less by travelling very early, in the middle of the day or late in the evening.

Are two singles cheaper than a return?

For some routes, it costs less to buy 2 single tickets instead of a return ticket. You will have less flexibility as you need to know in advance the time you wish to come back but cheaper fares might be available.

What is split ticketing?

Another tip to save money is to split up your journey to Aberdeen. Instead of booking only one ticket for your journey you can divide the journey into different stages, and get a ticket for each part of the journey.

Discount Glasgow to Aberdeen train tickets

Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks exist 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 many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

If you want to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can estimate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your evaluation, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Glasgow Aberdeen ticket is £24.23 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £24.23: £88/£24.23 = 3.63. You will need to make on average 4 trips from Aberdeen to Glasgow (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.

What is the cost of a railcard?

The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 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 3 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 £24.23 £16.15 £8.08 3.64

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

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

Transport operators from Glasgow to Aberdeen

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Glasgow to Aberdeen.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Cross Country Glasgow Aberdeen
ScotRail Glasgow Aberdeen

Glasgow - Aberdeen: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The table above is based on the cheapest prices found over the last six months depending on how many time in advance the train is booked. Booking your train from Glasgow to Aberdeen in advance should help you spend less for your trip.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £12 when booking your seat 2 months in advance, it is 67% cheaper than the best ticket we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Departure and arrival for your train travel

Glasgow city has several stations available for your departure:Glasgow Glasgow Central train station, Glasgow Queen Street train station.

After 2h44m of journey you arrive at the Aberdeen train station, located near the city centre.

Travel information for your train journey

Glasgow Aberdeen train

Route Glasgow to Aberdeen

Glasgow Aberdeen train map

Train duration 2h44m
Arrival city Aberdeen, Scotland
Departure city Glasgow, Scotland
Distance 121 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £5.00
Train operators for Glasgow to Aberdeen Cross Country, ScotRail

Which operators can I use?

The trains connecting Glasgow (South Western Scotland) to Aberdeen (North Eastern Scotland) are operated by Cross Country, ScotRail. The services on board will vary depending on the train provider.

How long is the train?

On average, it takes approximately 2h44m by train covering a distance of 121 miles to travel to Aberdeen from Glasgow. The journey time can change depending if your train is direct or with changes.

What is the price of the train?

The cheapest fare we've found to travel in the next month is £5.00 one way.

Book cheap train from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Glasgow to Aberdeen train ticket can be booked via different options:

  • You are able to buy tickets online using most train companies' websites such as Virgin Trains, Northern Rail, South West Trains, Chiltern Railways. You can also get train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites including Redspottedhanky or My Train Ticket.
  • Most rail companies as well as few train ticket retailers will have telephone numbers in order to take your booking over the phone.
  • Depending on the station, you have the ability to either purchase your train ticket at the staffed ticket office or with a ticket vending machine available at many stations. We suggest you to check beforehand if the station provides these services and the office hours.

The best way to find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Aberdeen is to compare online the prices from all rail operators. Gopili enables you to do so by comparing in one search journey times and prices across all existing offers. If you need to travel back to Glasgow later on, train tickets Aberdeen to Glasgow are also available on gopili.

Different train ticket types for your journey

There are several types of rail tickets Glasgow to Aberdeen provided by each company, enabling travellers to choose between flexibility and price. Travellers can buy tickets on the website of the railway companies or on train ticket sales websites being accredited. Here is a description of each kind of train ticket:

The Advance Tickets are tickets for single journeys, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be bought 12 weeks in advance, and they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. Typically, the earlier you book them, the cheaper the fare is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-refundable. However, you can change the time and the date of the journey before departure.

The Off-Peak Tickets are the lowest tickets to travel in less busy trains. Offering an interesting quality-price ratio, these tickets require passengers to travel off-peak. You can buy tickets at any time, in advance or just before the journey. The train ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees do not exceed £10.00.

The Anytime Tickets are totally flexible: you can travel whenever you want. Tickets can be bought in advance or immediately before travel. There are no restrictions on when you want to go, nevertheless you will need to purchase a new ticket if you want to change the date, destination or class.

You can also book a Season Ticket for 7 days or a period of either 1 month or 1 year. Normally these tickets are available for short and medium distances in the England.

The last Rovers and Rangers ticket type allows you unlimited travel for an area and time period with all train companies.

Where to find cheap train tickets

Cross Country

The rail company Cross Country offers year-round connections by train to travel from Glasgow to Aberdeen at low cost. The tickets are available from Cross Country from £41.


Looking for a cheap ticket for your upcoming trip by train? No need to panic. We found ScotRail tickets from £5 for your trip.