There are 9 ways to get from Belfast to Fort William by car ferry, bus, train, car or plane

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Carferry, bus  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne 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 / ...

$75 - $160

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Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, bus  •  5 h 38 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

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Carferry, bus via Stranraer, Port Rodie  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

$77 - $162

Carferry, train  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Dalmuir to Crianlarich
  4. Take the train from Crianlarich to Fort William

$118 - $211

Carferry, drive  •  6 h 6 min

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

$76 - $96

Fly Belfast City to Inverness, bus  •  5 h 7 min

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

$69 - $192

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, bus  •  6 h 5 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  •  6 h 44 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 6 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

Questions & Answers

The distance between Belfast and Fort William is 158 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Fort William without a car is to carferry and bus which takes 11 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 47 min to get from Belfast to Fort William, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 273+ hotels available in Fort William. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Fort William.
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  • Distance: 157.5 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 47 min

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 train to Larne Harbour, take the walk to Larne, take the carferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, take the bus 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 Larne Harbour, Larne, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, Stranraer, Port Rodie, Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco), and Buchanan Bus Station in around 11 h 59 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Belfast City to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Train from Dalmuir to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
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
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
Every 3 hours
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital)
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital)
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92
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
$169

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