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

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) X74

$57 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  7 h 14 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 Dumfries

$54 - $70

2 alternative options

Train  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Dalmuir
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$57 - $78

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Castle Douglas 184.4 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Castle Douglas. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Castle Douglas, Royal Bank (Church Street) via Buchanan Bus Station and Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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The distance between Fort William and Castle Douglas is 139 miles. The road distance is 184.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Castle Douglas without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Fort William to Castle Douglas, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Fort William to Castle Douglas is to bus which takes 6 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h.

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Fort William to Castle Douglas bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Castle Douglas is 184 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Fort William to Castle Douglas.

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There are 232+ hotels available in Castle Douglas. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Castle Douglas.
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  • Distance: 138.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

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

You can take a bus from Fort William to Castle Douglas via Buchanan Bus Station and Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) in around 6 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Fort William to Castle Douglas via Dalmuir, Glasgow Central Low Level, Glasgow Central, Dumfries, and Dumfries, English Street (Cairndale Hotel) in around 8 h.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$23 - $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
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
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
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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