Aberdeen to Glasgow Train Tickets



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Explore the Scottish city affectionately nicknamed “The Dear Green Place” by booking a trip from Aberdeen to Glasgow by train with ScotRail. You’ll travel by Turbostar high-speed trains at speeds of up to 160 km/h, arriving in Glasgow in as little as 2 hours and 33 minutes’ time! Offering ticket flexibility along with quiet comfort and vast panoramic views of Scotland’s lush landscape, ScotRail ensures an easy-going, hassle-free trip for all its passengers.

Your journey by train brings you to Glasgow, a major seaport on the River Clyde. Along with its enduring shipbuilding industry, the city is famous for its Victorian architecture, prestigious art galleries, historic museums and vibrant performing arts scene. Be sure to check out the Gallery of Modern Art, People’s Palace, Riverside Museum, Holmwood House and Fossil Grove during your time in Glasgow.

Purchase your ScotRail ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket here and you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email afterwards. Use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a local ticket collection machine and you’ll be set to travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow by train!

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every hour, with an average of 15 total departures daily

Travel time

2 hours and 33 minutes non-stop (fastest time)

Train stations

Aberdeen and Glasgow Queen Street

Train features

ScotRail Class 170 Turbostar high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 160 km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’, the following fare options may be available:


Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.


Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.


Off-peak tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Ticket Classes

Second Class

Second class passenger cars have spacious, comfortable seats. Onboard catering services are available, where you can choose from a wide selection of hot or cold drinks, fresh sandwiches, tasty snacks and decadent sweets.

First Class

First Class passenger cars offer luxury seating with added legroom and power outlet access for your laptop or other mobile device. Enjoy a complimentary snack and refreshment when you board and when visiting First Class lounges.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.
Train Services and Amenities
  • At-seat food and drink catering
  • Free WiFi access
  • Televised trip information, news and movies
  • Automated announcements
  • Restroom facilities
  • Large storage areas for baggage
Additional Details

Seat reservations

In most cases, your seat reservation is included when booking your ScotRail Ticket on Departure & Reservation. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets for travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed.
Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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