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

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Bus, train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club (Ashburn Lane) to Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street) 914 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Cardiff Central

$219 - $338

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Bus  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens 202

$60 - $83

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Train  •  11 h 17 min

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

$221 - $347

Bus, train CrossCountry  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$214 - $360

Drive  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Cardiff 498.2 miles

$100 - $160

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 6 min

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

$82 - $215

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Cardiff  •  6 h 21 min

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

$74 - $247

Bus to Inverness, fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 33 min

  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

$85 - $341

Bus, train to Edinburgh, fly to Cardiff  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
  2. Take the train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh Gateway
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cardiff (CWL) EDI - CWL

$100 - $243

Bus, train to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
  2. Take the train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh Gateway
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  4. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$113 - $261

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens via Glasgow and Bristol, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 5 min.

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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 Dalmuir, Glasgow Central and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 17 min.

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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 bus and train which takes 10 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 28 min 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 ScotRail, depart from Fort William station.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Cardiff is to train which takes 11 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 5 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 379.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Cardiff via Dalmuir, Glasgow Central Low Level, Glasgow Central, and Crewe in around 11 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Cardiff via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Bristol Bus & Coach Station, and Bristol, Bus Station in around 17 h 5 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Inverness to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Train operators
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
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Fort William to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $29
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Single
$170 - $270
Off-Peak Single
$200 - $300
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Yacht Club (Ashburn Lane) to Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.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
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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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 8 h 29 min to drive from Fort William to Cardiff.

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easyJet offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Bristol Airport.

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There are 528+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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