Glasgow to Aberdeen Train Tickets



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Come explore the exotic “Silver City with the Golden Sands” by booking a trip from Glasgow to Aberdeen by train during your next Scottish vacation adventure. Whether you board with ScotRail or London North Eastern Railway, you’ll enjoy ticket flexibility as well as a carefree travel experience enhanced by a host of friendly services and convenient amenities. From your First or Second Class seat, sit back comfortably and watch Scotland’s picturesque landscape pass by just outside your window!

Your journey by train brings you to Aberdeen, Scotland, a popular destination spot among visitors to the UK. Noted for its majestic grey granite buildings that glitter like silver, Aberdeen is also famous for its more than 300 castles, 55 golf courses, and year-round cultural festivals. Attractions you won’t want to miss during your stay include Craigievar Castle, St. Machar’s Cathedral, Seaton Park and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

Purchase your Glasgow to Aberdeen ‘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 Glasgow to Aberdeen by train!

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every 30 minutes during peak times and every hour otherwise, with an average of 20 total departures daily (15 of them non-stop routes)

Travel time

2 hours and 32 minutes non-stop (fastest time)

Train stations

Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen

Train features

ScotRail and London North Eastern Railway high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200 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 select 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
  • WiFi internet access
  • Televised trip information, news and movies
  • Automated announcements
  • Restroom facilities
  • Large storage areas for baggage
  • Non-smoking coaches
Additional Details

Seat reservations

In most cases, your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket will include a seat 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

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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