There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Fort William by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station 226 / ...

$41 - $47

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Night train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William

$28 - $45

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

$37 - $54

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

$30 - $43

Train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
  3. Take the train from Crianlarich to Fort William

$46 - $59

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William 133.2 miles

$28 - $45

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Fort William station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) and arriving at Fort William, Bus Station via Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Fort William. The journey takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Fort William is 95 miles. The road distance is 133.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Fort William without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Edinburgh to Fort William, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Fort William bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12).

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Edinburgh to Fort William train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Fort William is to bus which takes 4 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 41 min.

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Edinburgh to Fort William bus services, operated by Fishers Tours of Dundee, arrive at Fort William, Bus Station.

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Fort William.
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  • Distance: 95.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Fort William, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Fort William via Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel in around 4 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Fort William via Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich in around 6 h 41 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Crianlarich to Fort William
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $21
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Fort William is 133 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Edinburgh to Fort William.

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