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

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Bus  •  5h 19m

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

$30 - $43

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Night train  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William

$28 - $45

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 19m

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

$38 - $53

Train  •  5h 32m

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

$45 - $57

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William 133.2 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Fort William is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Fort William is to drive which costs £21 - £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, Princes Street and arriving at Fort William, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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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 133.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Fort William without a car is to bus which takes 5h 19m and costs £23 - £35.

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It takes approximately 5h 19m 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, Princes 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 19m and costs £23 - £35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 5h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Fort William.
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  • Distance: 95.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 19m

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 19m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Fort William via Crianlarich in around 5h 32m.

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
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Edinburgh to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Crianlarich to Fort William
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
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
5h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
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, Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Anniesland Cross to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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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 133 miles. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Edinburgh to Fort William.

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