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Aberdeen to Glasgow Central by train

It takes an average of 5h 30m to travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central by train, over a distance of around 121 miles (195 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central and tickets for this journey start from £8.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 32m
PriceFrom £8.70
Distance121 miles (195 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationGlasgow Central
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway

Aberdeen to Glasgow Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central for Thursday 13th May 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
17:39 On timeaberdeen20:36 glasgow centralPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 57m, 1 change
18:40 On timeaberdeen21:29 glasgow centralPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 49m, 1 change
19:15 On timeaberdeen23:18 glasgow centralPlat. 4 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets4h 3m, 2 changes
05:34 aberdeen08:47 glasgow centralPlat. 6S estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets3h 13m, 1 change
05:47 aberdeen09:44 glasgow centralPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets3h 57m, 3 changes
05:47 aberdeen09:51 glasgow centralPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets4h 4m, 2 changes
05:47 aberdeen09:55 glasgow centralPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets4h 8m, 1 change
07:38 aberdeen10:28 glasgow centralPlat. 4 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 50m, 1 change
08:20 aberdeen12:19 glasgow centralPlat. 4 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets3h 59m, 2 changes

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Glasgow Central is 5 hours and 30 minutes, with around 8 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Aberdeen and Glasgow Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central is 3 hours and 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central can start from as little as £8.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central?

No, there are no direct train services from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central. Travelling from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central leave?

The first train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central leave?

The last train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central leaves at 22:28. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Aberdeen and Glasgow Central by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central cover a distance of around 121 miles (195 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Glasgow Central to Aberdeen.

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Glasgow Central start at £8.70 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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