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

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Bus to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$83 - $216

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Bus  •  17h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens 202 / ...

$60 - $81

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Bus to Glasgow, fly to Cardiff  •  5h 56m

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

$66 - $239

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Cardiff  •  8h 15m

  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 Cardiff (CWL) EDI - CWL

$88 - $236

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol  •  9h

  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 Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  4. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$110 - $263

Bus to Inverness, fly to Bristol, train  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Bristol (BRS) INV - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$86 - $345

Train via Glasgow Central  •  11h 7m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Cardiff Central

$230 - $349

Train  •  13h 24m

  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 Cardiff Central

$179 - $290

Bus, train  •  13h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Bristol Parkway
  3. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central

$212 - $329

Drive  •  8h 29m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Cardiff 498.2 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Cardiff is to bus which costs £45 - £65 and takes 17h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Cardiff is to bus and fly which costs £50 - £190 and takes 5h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Cardiff station. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Glasgow and Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Cardiff Central via Edinburgh and Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 24m.

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The distance between Fort William and Cardiff is 379 miles. The road distance is 498.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 11h 7m and costs £170 - £270.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Fort William to Cardiff, including transfers.

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

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Fort William to Cardiff train services, operated by Caledonian Sleeper, depart from Fort William station.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Cardiff is to train which takes 11h 7m and costs £170 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 17h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 379.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 40m

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Cardiff via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, and Crewe in around 11h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Cardiff via Glasgow and Bristol Bus & Coach Station in around 17h 49m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Inverness to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to Cardiff via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Glasgow Central to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Single
$170 - $260
Off-Peak Single
$200 - $290
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
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 Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $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
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
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
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
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
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Fort William to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Fort William to Cardiff train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Cardiff is 498 miles. It takes approximately 8h 29m to drive from Fort William to Cardiff.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Bristol Airport.

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