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There are 5 ways to get from Fort William to Castle Douglas by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands X74

$40 - $56

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Train  •  8h 7m

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

$64 - $81

Train, bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands X74

$43 - $61

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Castle Douglas 184.4 miles

$35 - $60

Uber  •  3h 40m

  1. Take an Uber from Fort William to Castle Douglas 184.4 miles

$260 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Castle Douglas is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Castle Douglas is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 40m.

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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 via Buchanan Bus Station and Dumfries, Whitesands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 50m.

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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 7h 50m and costs £30 - £45.

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It takes approximately 7h 50m 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 7h 50m and costs £30 - £45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 8h 7m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Castle Douglas.
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  • Distance: 138.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 50m

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 in around 7h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Fort William to Castle Douglas via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, Dumfries, and Dumfries, English Street in around 8h 7m.

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 Central to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
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 West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Uber Glasgow
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Fort William to Castle Douglas
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$260 - $360
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uber.com
Assist
$260 - $360
UberX
$260 - $360
UberXL
$390 - $550
Exec
$480 - $650

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