There are 11 ways to get from Belfast to Fort William by car ferry, bus, night train, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, bus  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

$76 - $91

Cheapest option

Bus to Dublin, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station

$53 - $161

9 alternative options

Car ferry, bus, night train  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr Railway Station Sl
  3. Take the night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Fort William

$86 - $100

Car ferry, train  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
  5. Take the train from Crianlarich to Fort William

$103 - $123

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Fort William

$74 - $94

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station

$55 - $165

Fly Belfast City to Inverness, bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) BHD - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station

$61 - $191

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station

$63 - $149

Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station

$66 - $215

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh, bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station

$79 - $189

Bus to Derry, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
  2. Fly from Derry (LDY) to Glasgow (GLA) LDY - GLA
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station

$68 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Fort William is to bus and fly which costs £40 - £130 and takes 8 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Fort William is to fly and bus which costs £45 - £150 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Fort William is 158 miles.

It takes approximately 9 h 33 min to get from Belfast to Fort William, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Fort William, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Fort William. However, you can take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, then take the bus to Fort William, Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Fort William via Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Ayr Railway Station, Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street), Glasgow, Bath Street, and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level in around 11 h 32 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Derry to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $140
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Derry to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $190
Train operators
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Fort William
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $21
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
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $21
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
National Express
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$16 - $24
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170

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