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

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Bus, train  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club (Ashburn Lane) to Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street) 914 / ...
  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

$208 - $324

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Bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Aberystwyth

$60 - $84

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Train  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Dalmuir
  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

$210 - $333

Train, bus  •  16 h 59 min

  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 Chester
  4. Take the bus from Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) T3
  5. Take the bus from Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T2

$165 - $230

Drive  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Aberystwyth 434 miles

$90 - $140

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  9 h 54 min

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

$112 - $270

Bus to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
  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

$145 - $334

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
  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

$119 - $388

Bus to Inverness, fly to Manchester, train  •  10 h 29 min

  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

$137 - $344

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
  4. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury
  5. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$141 - $320

Questions & Answers

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 15 h 35 min.

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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 Dalmuir, Glasgow Central, Crewe and Shrewsbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 9 min.

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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 bus and train which takes 11 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 20 min 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 ScotRail, depart from Fort William station.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Aberystwyth is to train which takes 12 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 35 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Aberystwyth.
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  • Distance: 308.7 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Aberystwyth via Dalmuir, Glasgow Central Low Level, Glasgow Central, Crewe, and Shrewsbury in around 12 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Aberystwyth via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 15 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
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
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
First Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
Train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Birmingham International to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
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
2 h 52 min
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
50 min
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
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Fort William to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
Train from Fort William to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$194
Sleeper Seat
$29 - $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
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $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
46 min
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 Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Yacht Club (Ashburn Lane) to Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
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
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
6 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) to Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
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

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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 7 h 49 min to drive from Fort William to Aberystwyth.

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