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Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen by train

It takes an average of 2h 41m to travel from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen by train, over a distance of around 121 miles (194 km). There are normally 26 trains per day travelling from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen and tickets for this journey start from £5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 29m
PriceFrom £5
Distance121 miles (194 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
Departure stationGlasgow Queen Street
Arrival stationAberdeen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsScotRail

Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen for Friday 14th 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
05:53 glasgow queen street08:36 aberdeenPlat. 5 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 43m, direct
06:45 glasgow queen street09:56 aberdeenPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets3h 11m, 1 change
07:41 glasgow queen street10:14 aberdeenPlat. 2 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 33m, direct
08:40 glasgow queen street11:22 aberdeenPlat. 2 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 42m, direct
08:45 glasgow queen street11:50 aberdeenPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets3h 5m, 1 change
10:41 glasgow queen street13:12 aberdeenPlat. 2 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 31m, direct
10:45 glasgow queen street13:49 aberdeenPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets3h 4m, 1 change
12:39 glasgow queen street15:15 aberdeenPlat. 7 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 36m, direct
12:45 glasgow queen street15:52 aberdeenPlat. 4 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets3h 7m, 1 change
14:39 glasgow queen street17:16 aberdeenPlat. 7 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets2h 37m, direct

Taking the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen in 2h 29m

If you want to know more about the journey from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen by train, look no further!

It usually takes around 2h 41m to travel the 121 miles (194 km) from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen by train, with around 26 trains running on this route daily. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. This route is operated by ScotRail, which offers plenty of amenities on board, including free WiFi, power sockets and an at-seat catering service. You can reach your destination in just 2h 29m on the fastest services.

To snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time – tickets are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. If you want to save even more, get a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.

Keep reading for more information about your train journey, including FAQs and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Have a look at our timetable to check if trains are running from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen and start a search for tickets with us today.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen? 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 Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen take?

The average journey time by train between Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen is 2 hours and 41 minutes, with around 26 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 Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen is 2 hours and 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen cost?

Train ticket prices from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen can start from as little as £5 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 Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen without having to change trains. There are 26 direct trains from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen leaves at 04:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen leaves at 21:44. 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.

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

Trains travelling from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen cover a distance of around 121 miles (194 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen

Train tickets from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen start at £5 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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