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There are 4 ways to get from Fort William to Balvenie Castle by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Nevis Bank Lane to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5 to Elgin, Bus Station

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Bus, train, line 36 bus

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Elgin
  3. Take the line 36 bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Dufftown, Glenfiddich Distillery

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Bus via Fort William, Bus Station

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5 to Elgin, Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Fort William to Balvenie Castle

Fort William to Balvenie Castle by bus and walk

The journey time between Fort William and Balvenie Castle is around 9h 20m and covers a distance of around 128 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 1m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 56m. Operated by Stagecoach Highlands and Stagecoach North Scotland, the Fort William to Balvenie Castle service departs from Fort William, Nevis Bank Lane and arrives in Balvenie Castle. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 18m
Layover time:
5h 1m
Total time:
9h 20m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 56m
Journey distance:
128 miles
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
£27
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:31
Last service departs at:
17:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Fort William to Balvenie Castle bus and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Balvenie Castle is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Balvenie Castle is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William to Balvenie Castle. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Nevis Bank Lane and arriving at Dufftown, Glenfiddich Distillery via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5 and Elgin, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 2m.

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The distance between Fort William and Balvenie Castle is 87 miles. The road distance is 101.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Balvenie Castle without a car is to bus which takes 6h 2m and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Fort William to Balvenie Castle, including transfers.

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Fort William to Balvenie Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, depart from Fort William, Nevis Bank Lane station.

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Fort William to Balvenie Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Elgin, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Balvenie Castle is 102 miles. It takes approximately 2h to drive from Fort William to Balvenie Castle.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Balvenie Castle. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 87 miles
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Balvenie Castle, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Fort William to Balvenie Castle via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5, Elgin, Bus Station, and Dufftown, Glenfiddich Distillery in around 6h 2m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Elgin
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £24
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £24
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Inverness to Elgin
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fort William, Nevis Bank Lane to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5 to Elgin, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Dufftown, Glenfiddich Distillery
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
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 Stance 2
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Scottish Citylink

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