If you are considering travelling from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street by train, you’ve come to the right place!
Usually, the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street takes around 2h 38m to travel the 121 miles across Scotland. On this route, you can expect to find 31 trains running each day. As soon as you board the train, you can make yourself comfortable and enjoy the spectacular scenery as there are direct services available from Aberdeen to Glasgow. If you’re looking to get to your destination a bit quicker, the fastest ScotRail services will get you to Glasgow Queen Street in just 2h 27m. On board, enjoy a variety of amenities such as free WiFi, power sockets and an at-seat catering service.
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The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Glasgow Queen Street is 2 hours and 39 minutes, with around 32 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street is 2 hours and 26 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street can start from as little as £12.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street without having to change trains. There are 32 direct trains from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street leaves at 04:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street leaves at 20:44. 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.
Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street cover a distance of around 121 miles (194 km) during the journey.
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Getting to Aberdeen train station
In November, I travelled from Aberdeen to Glasgow for a work conference. After deliberating for a while on the best route to drive, I took the advice from a friend and decided to take the train. Taking the train was cost-effective, environmentally friendly and allowed me to do some work during my journey. Aberdeen train station is located next to Union Square shopping centre which is handy if you need to grab any shopping before your journey.
Boarding the train
Prior to the journey, I purchased digital tickets through my Trainline app. This allowed me to skip the queue for buying or collecting tickets and head straight to Platform 3. After a minor delay, the ScotRail train arrived at Aberdeen train station. Without much hassle, I found a seat at a table and charged my laptop using the plug socket and connected to the free WiFi.
Working on my laptop, the 2-and-a-half-hour journey across Scotland passed quickly. The train provided by ScotRail was modern and clean with free facilities regardless of seating class. The views of the Scottish countryside were spectacular, and I was really pleased with my decision to take the train.
When I arrived at Glasgow Queen Street train station, I packed up my belongings and exited the station. Nestled in the heart of the city, the station was located a short walk from my hotel. I had a great time working in Glasgow and wouldn’t hesitate to travel with Trainline again.
Charlie is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on his own genuine experience of the journey.