There are 3 ways to get from Fort William to Balloch by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from North Ballachulish, Kinlochleven Rd End (B863) to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811) 914 / ...

$20 - $33

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Dumbarton Central

$26 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Balloch 85 miles

$18 - $27

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Fort William to Balloch every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Fort William to Balloch 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Caledonian Sleeper also services this route 6 times a week.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Fort William to Dumbarton Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Dumbarton Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$205
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from North Ballachulish, Kinlochleven Rd End (B863) to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811)
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Fort William to Balloch?

The distance between Fort William and Balloch is 96 km. The road distance is 136 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Fort William to Balloch?

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Balloch is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1 h 42 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Fort William to Balloch?

The quickest way to get from Fort William to Balloch is to drive which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £13 - £19.

Is there a direct train between Fort William and Balloch?

No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Balloch via Dumbarton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

Is there a direct bus between Fort William and Balloch?

No, there is no direct bus from Fort William to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Police Station and arriving at Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811) via North Ballachulish, Kinlochleven Rd End (B863). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

How long does it take to get from Fort William to Balloch?

It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Fort William to Balloch, including transfers.