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There are 6 ways to get from Fort William to Darlington by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Glasgow Queen Street  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Darlington

$75 - $168

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Bus, train  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington

$49 - $105

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Train Caledonian Sleeper  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Darlington

$58 - $150

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Darlington 278.7 miles

$60 - $90

Bus to Glasgow, fly, train  •  8h 8m

  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 Darlington

$116 - $369

Bus to Inverness, fly, train  •  8h 10m

  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 Darlington

$134 - $328

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Darlington is to bus and train which costs £35 - £85 and takes 9h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Darlington is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Darlington. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Darlington via Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 22m.

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The distance between Fort William and Darlington is 212 miles. The road distance is 278.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Darlington without a car is to train which takes 7h 22m and costs £55 - £130.

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It takes approximately 7h 22m to get from Fort William to Darlington, including transfers.

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Fort William to Darlington train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Fort William station.

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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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Fort William to Darlington train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Darlington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Darlington is 279 miles. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from Fort William to Darlington.

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  • Distance: 211.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 22m

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Darlington via Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh in around 7h 22m.

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
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $29
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Darlington
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $80
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$24 - $35
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 Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Train from Manchester Airport to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
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
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
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 Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express
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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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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