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Glasgow to Aberdeen by rental car

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Glasgow to Aberdeen by rental car

How long will it take to drive from the Glasgow airport to Aberdeen? We are catching at 5pm ferry and arrive into Glasgow at 11am to pick up a rental car. What route thru glasgow is best?

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11. Re: Glasgow to Aberdeen by rental car

maps.google.co.uk/maps…

If you go into Google maps this is the recommended route.

Ask for directions by card Glasgow Airport to Aberdeen.

Edited: 4:09 pm, June 11, 2012
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12. Re: Glasgow to Aberdeen by rental car

>>For routes via M80 the M74/M73 route is much longer than staying on the M8.<<

Via the M8/M80 Google maps says 155 miles. Via the M74 /M73 then M80 158 miles and a difference of a few minutes.

Chances of traffic slowing on the M8 through Glasgow -Reasonable.

Chances of traffic slowing on the M74/M73 slightly lower I would say.

Also are you saying that the scenery past Dunblane into Perthshire is dull? not really in my book. I like that drive.

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13. Re: Glasgow to Aberdeen by rental car

I notice that Google is now recommending going via Kincardine and Kinross.

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14. Re: Glasgow to Aberdeen by rental car

There's not that much distance wise between the M8->M80 and M74->M73->M80 routes albeit the latter avoids the Kingston Bridge and you can drive faster for a bit more of the distance on it but it's the longer of the two options. (Not sure why the M80 is only 50Mph on the Stepps by-pass section). I wouldn't use the route suggested by google, go with the "traditional" M80->M9->A9->M90->A90 option.

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