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

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

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Train, bus, car ferry  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$116 - $137

Cheapest option

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD

$56 - $167

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Bus, car ferry  •  10h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$102 - $122

Train, bus, car ferry via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$108 - $131

Train, car ferry  •  12h 27m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$131 - $157

Bus, car ferry via Ayr, Bus Station  •  13h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$108 - $133

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 9m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

$79 - $99

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS

$67 - $156

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD

$78 - $224

Bus to Inverness, fly to Belfast City  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Belfast City (BHD) INV - BHD

$69 - $196

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Balmoral is to bus and fly which costs £40 - £130 and takes 5h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Balmoral is to bus and fly which costs £40 - £130 and takes 5h 47m.

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The distance between Fort William and Balmoral is 160 miles.

The best way to get from Fort William to Balmoral without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 10h 33m and costs £85 - £110.

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It takes approximately 10h 33m to get from Fort William to Balmoral, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 572+ hotels available in Balmoral. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Balmoral.
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  • Distance: 159.9 miles
  • Duration: 10h 33m

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Balmoral, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Fort William to Balmoral. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the taxi to Balmoral. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fort William to Balmoral via Buchanan Bus Station, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, and Belfast in around 10h 37m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Inverness to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
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
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
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 Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
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
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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