Duration 15h 25m
Distance 440.4 miles
Average price £230
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cheltenham and Fort William takes 15h 25m and the fastest train takes 9h 54m. The train service runs several times per day from Cheltenham to Fort William. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Cheltenham Spa
  2. Birmingham New Street
  3. Preston
  4. Dalmuir
  5. Crianlarich
  6. Fort William
11h 41m
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£142 - £508

Cheltenham to Fort William train times

Trains run three times a day between Cheltenham and Fort William. The service departs Cheltenham at 22:59 at night, which arrives into Fort William at 16:09. All services require a transfer, and take on average 15h 25m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Fort William. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Fort William via Birmingham New Street, Preston, Glasgow Central Low Level, Dalmuir and Crianlarich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 41m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Fort William is 363 miles. The road distance is 440.4 miles.

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Cheltenham to Fort William train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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Cheltenham to Fort William train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Fort William station.

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There are 401+ hotels available in Fort William. Prices start at £75 per night.

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