Travel from Aberdeen to Glasgow by Mega Bus

Cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Aberdeen by bus

Updated September 2011

You can get from Aberdeen to Glasgow (or Glasgow to Aberdeen) by taking the National Express coaches. The journey is 3 hours and 5-15 minutes approx. Travelling by bus is the cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Glasgow with very cheap tickets:

  • Starting at £2 for Megabus/Citylink return tickets made up of 2 super single tickets.
  • Starting at £23.20 for National Express return tickets
  • Megabus/Citylink have the cheapest one-way bus fares, £1 (super single tickets). These are limited in number but most Megabus/Citylink singles for this route cost £7 if booked far enough in advance.

It's cheaper to travel between Glasgow and Inverness by bus than it is to travel by train. The cheapest Off-Peak Return train ticket is £45.80. Even the cheapest possible return rail ticket made up of two single fares is £20.60, at least twice as expensive as travelling by Megabus. See our Megabus and National Express coaches in-depth guide.

Tickets and times for National Express bus services between Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Bus timetables for transport between Glasgow and Aberdeen

The is a frequent service with buses leaving from Guild Street Bus Station in Aberdeen or Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow every hour. Megabus/Citylink and National Express operate a daytime and evening bus service. There are no night buses operating on this route.

Megabus/Citylink Aberdeen buses

Bus times from Aberdeen to Glasgow (day/evening buses)

Weekdays Weekend
From Aberdeen
(buses approx every hour)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
First bus to Glasgow 06:35 06:35 06:35 06:35 06:35 06:35 06:35 Book bus ticket
Last evening bus to Glasgow 19:15 19:15 19:15 19:15 19:15 19:15 19:15 Book bus ticket

Bus times from Glasgow to Aberdeen (day/evening)

Weekdays Weekend
From Glasgow
(buses approx every hour)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
First bus to Aberdeen 07:40 07:40 07:40 07:40 07:40 07:40 07:40 Book bus ticket
Last evening bus to Aberdeen 20:55 20:55 20:55 20:55 20:55 20:55 20:55 Book bus ticket

National Express coaches (NX592, NX538, NX590)

NOTE: These are long distance coaches from London to Aberdeen which stop in Glasgow.

Bus times from Glasgow to Aberdeen (day/evening coaches)

Weekdays Weekend
From Glasgow
(only 3 coaches a day)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
First bus to Aberdeen 07:15 07:15 07:15 07:15 07:15 07:15 07:15 Book bus ticket
Last evening bus to Aberdeen 18:15 18:15 18:15 18:15 18:15 18:15 18:15 Book bus ticket
Night bus to Aberdeen - - - - - - - Book bus ticket

Bus times from Aberdeen to Glasgow (day/evening)

Weekdays Weekend
From Aberdeen
(only 3 coaches a day)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
First bus to Glasgow 07:20 07:20 07:20 07:20 07:20 07:20 07:20 Book bus ticket
Last evening bus to Glasgow 19:00 19:00 19:00 19:00 19:00 19:00 19:00 Book bus ticket
Night bus to Glasgow - - - - - - - Book bus ticket

NOTE: the schedule of buses may change without notice. Please double check with the National Express for the latest travel times for getting to Aberdeen or Glasgow.

First and last buses to Aberdeen (Megabus/Citylink)

First buses to Aberdeen

  • The first bus to Aberdeen (weekdays and weekends) leaves Buchanan Bus Station at 07:40 and arrives at Guild Street Bus Station at 10:45.

Last buses

  • The last bus to Aberdeen (weekdays and weekends) leaves Buchanan Bus Station at 20:55 and arrives at Guild Street Bus Station at 24:00.

Night buses

  • There are no night buses to Aberdeen from Glasgow

First and last buses to Glasgow (Megabus/Citylink)

First buses to Glasgow

  • The first bus to Glasgow (weekdays and weekends) leaves Guild Street Bus Station at 06:35 and arrives at Buchanan Bus Station at 09:40.

Last buses

  • The last bus to Glasgow (weekdays and weekends) leaves Guild Street Bus Station at 19:15 and arrives at Buchanan Bus Station at 22:30.

Night buses

  • There are no night buses to Glasgow from Aberdeen

How long does it take to get from Aberdeen to Glasgow by bus

The journey is 3 hours and 5-15 minutes approx.

How much does the bus ticket from Aberdeen to Glasgow cost

You can buy your coach ticket online for both National Express.

Megabus/Scottish Citylink Bus fares

  • Single ticket: starting at £1 (super single ticket). Limited in number, though most singles start at £7
  • Return ticket: starting at £2 (2 super single tickets). If £1 super singles are sold out then the return bus fare is between £14-£20.

Booking fee of 50p applies.

Book Aberdeen - Glasgow bus tickets

National Express fares

  • Single ticket: starting at £19.20
  • Return ticket: starting at £23.20

Book Glasgow - Edinburgh National Express coach tickets

Where does the bus between Aberdeen and Glasgow stop

The Megabus/Citylink buses go via Glasgow, Stirling, Dunblane, Perth, Dundee, Forfar, Arbroath, Montrose, Stonehaven and Aberdeen.

Full list of bus stops for this route:

  • Glasgow (Buchanan Bus Station),
  • Cumbernauld Town Centre North,
  • Stirling (St Ninians Roundabout, Goosecroft Bus Station, Kildean opp 184 Drip Rd),
  • Dunblane (Police Station, Perth Rd at Cemetery Rd),
  • Gleneagles A9 opp Station Road End
  • Perth (Glasgow Rd Broxden at Lamberkine Drv, Perth Broxden Park & Ride, Leonard St Bus Station, South St at The Tavern),
  • Inchture East Road End,
  • Dundee (Seagate Bus Station),
  • Forfar A90 underpass near McDonald's,
  • Arbroath (outside Red Lion Caravan Park, Arbroath Bus Station),
  • Montrose High St at Woolworths,
  • St Cyrus A92 at Ecclesgreig Rd,
  • Inverbervie Chip Shop Bus Bay,
  • Stonehaven Terminus Barclay St,
  • Aberdeen (Guild St Bus Station),

NOTE: The bus may not stop at some of these on certain services.

Where do the buses leave from?

The Megabus/Scottish Citylink buses and National Express coaches travelling between Aberdeen and Glasgow leave from the following bus stations:

Address of Guild Street Bus Station

Guild Street
Aberdeen
Scotland
Postcode: AB11 6NJ
Tel: +44 (1224) 597 590

Address of Buchanan Bus Station

Killermont Street
Glasgow
Scotland
Postcode: G2 3NP
Tel: +44 (141) 353 2141

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