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There are 10 ways to get from Fort William to Aberystwyth by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  12h 2m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Shrewsbury
  4. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$218 - $335

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Bus  •  16h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Aberystwyth

$59 - $83

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Train  •  14h 28m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury
  4. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$170 - $260

Bus, night bus, train  •  16h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Manchester Airport The Station M11
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Shrewsbury
  4. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$103 - $168

Drive  •  7h 49m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Aberystwyth 434 miles

$90 - $140

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  9h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Aberystwyth

$111 - $269

Bus to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Aberystwyth

$144 - $333

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Wilmslow to Shrewsbury
  4. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$118 - $387

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Aberystwyth

$163 - $316

Bus to Inverness, fly to Manchester, train  •  10h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  3. Take the train from Wilmslow to Shrewsbury
  4. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$136 - $346

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Aberystwyth is to bus which costs £45 - £65 and takes 16h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Aberystwyth is to drive which costs £70 - £110 and takes 7h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Aberystwyth. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Aberystwyth via Glasgow and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Aberystwyth. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Aberystwyth via Edinburgh, Manchester Piccadilly and Shrewsbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 28m.

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The distance between Fort William and Aberystwyth is 309 miles. The road distance is 434 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Aberystwyth without a car is to train which takes 12h 2m and costs £160 - £260.

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It takes approximately 12h 2m to get from Fort William to Aberystwyth, including transfers.

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Fort William to Aberystwyth bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Fort William, Bus Station.

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Fort William to Aberystwyth train services, operated by Caledonian Sleeper, depart from Fort William station.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Aberystwyth is to train which takes 12h 2m and costs £160 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 16h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Aberystwyth.
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  • Distance: 308.7 miles
  • Duration: 12h 2m

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Aberystwyth, Wales?

You can take a train from Fort William to Aberystwyth via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, Crewe, and Shrewsbury in around 12h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Aberystwyth via Glasgow and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 16h 19m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $21
First Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
Train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Birmingham International to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Birmingham New Street to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Wilmslow to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
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 Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
Megabus UK
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 Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
National Express
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Fort William to Aberystwyth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Aberystwyth station.

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Fort William to Aberystwyth train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Aberystwyth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Aberystwyth is 434 miles. It takes approximately 7h 49m to drive from Fort William to Aberystwyth.

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easyJet, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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