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There are 4 ways to get from Fort William to Cumbria by train, car, bus or plane

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Train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes

$110 - $199

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 9m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Cumbria 229.1 miles

$45 - $75

Bus to Glasgow, fly, train  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

$141 - $409

Bus to Inverness, fly, train  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

$159 - $368

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Cumbria is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Cumbria is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 9m.

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The distance between Fort William and Cumbria is 179 miles. The road distance is 229.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Cumbria without a car is to train which takes 6h 18m and costs £80 - £160.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Fort William to Cumbria, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Cumbria is 229 miles. It takes approximately 4h 9m to drive from Fort William to Cumbria.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 1890+ hotels available in Cumbria. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Cumbria.
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  • Distance: 179 miles
  • Duration: 6h 18m

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Cumbria, England?

You can take a train from Fort William to Cumbria via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, and Penrith North Lakes in around 6h 18m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 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
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

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