There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Fort William by train, bus, night train or car

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Train, bus  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Anniesland Cross to Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...

£28 - £57

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, North St David Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...

£19 - £33

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Crianlarich
  2. Take the train from Crianlarich to Fort William

£33 - £103

Night train  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William

£40 - £45

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William 133.6 miles

£23 - £35

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Fort William is to bus which costs £19 - £35 and takes 5h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Fort William is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Fort William station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, North St David Street and arriving at Fort William, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 21m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Fort William. This train operates Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Fort William is 95 miles. The road distance is 133.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Fort William without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h and costs £27 - £60.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Edinburgh to Fort William, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Fort William bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, North St David Street station.

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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 5h 21m and costs £19 - £35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £110 and takes 5h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Fort William.
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  • Distance: 95.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Fort William via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Fort William via Crianlarich in around 5h 29m.

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
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Edinburgh to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Crianlarich to Fort William
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Anniesland Cross to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Edinburgh, North St David Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £21
Website
Scottish Citylink
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Blablabus

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Edinburgh to Fort William bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, 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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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Fort William is 134 miles. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Edinburgh to Fort William.

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