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

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Bus, train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 919 / ...
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Aberdeen

$46 - $61

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Bus via Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel 226 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Union Square Bus Station M9

$48 - $59

Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Perth, South Street (Mountain Supplies) 242
  2. Take the bus from Perth, South Street (The Tavern) to Union Square Bus Station X7

$60

Train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen

$65 - $97

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Aberdeen 155.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Aberdeen is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Aberdeen is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Aberdeen station. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Union Square Bus Station via Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel and Broxden, Park and Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Aberdeen. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Aberdeen via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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The distance between Fort William and Aberdeen is 116 miles. The road distance is 155.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Aberdeen without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Fort William to Aberdeen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Fort William to Aberdeen is to bus which takes 5 h 43 min and costs £35 - £45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £45 - £75 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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Fort William to Aberdeen bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.

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

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Aberdeen.
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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

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

You can take a bus from Fort William to Aberdeen via Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel and Broxden, Park and Ride in around 5 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Fort William to Aberdeen via Glasgow Queen Street in around 7 h 5 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$194
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Perth, South Street (Mountain Supplies)
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Perth, South Street (The Tavern) to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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