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There are 5 ways to get from Fort William to Bathgate by train, bus or car

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Train via Glasgow Queen Street  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Bathgate

$41 - $52

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Bus via Falkirk, Grahamston Station  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Falkirk, Grahamston Station X37

$29 - $39

3 alternative options

Train Caledonian Sleeper  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Bathgate

$33 - $46

Bus  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Livingston, Bus Terminal X51

$31 - $44

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Bathgate 119.9 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Bathgate is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Bathgate is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Bathgate. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Bathgate, Council Offices via Buchanan Bus Station and Livingston, Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Bathgate. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Bathgate via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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The distance between Fort William and Bathgate is 85 miles. The road distance is 119.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Bathgate without a car is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs £30 - £40.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Fort William to Bathgate, including transfers.

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

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Fort William to Bathgate train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Fort William station.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Bathgate is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs £30 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £35 and takes 5h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Bathgate.
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  • Distance: 85.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 36m

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Bathgate, Scotland?

You can take a train from Fort William to Bathgate via Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level in around 4h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Bathgate via Buchanan Bus Station and Livingston, Bus Terminal in around 5h 44m.

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 Queen Street Low Level to Bathgate
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
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 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
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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Fort William to Bathgate bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Livingston, Bus Terminal station.

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Fort William to Bathgate train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Bathgate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Bathgate is 120 miles. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Fort William to Bathgate.

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