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There are 11 ways to get from Fort William to Derry by bus, car ferry, shuttle, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, car ferry, shuttle  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry

$122 - $147

Cheapest option

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Derry  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Derry (LDY) GLA - LDY

$51 - $127

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Bus, car ferry  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre 212

$117 - $147

Train, bus, car ferry  •  14h 42m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$124 - $150

Train, bus, car ferry via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level  •  15h 24m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$116 - $144

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 21m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Drive from Larne to Derry

$82 - $175

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry

$76 - $165

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City, shuttle  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry

$75 - $189

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry

$103 - $212

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Derry  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Derry (LDY) EDI - LDY

$69 - $254

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast City, shuttle  •  9h 58m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry

$97 - $246

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Derry is to bus and fly which costs £35 - £100 and takes 6h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Derry is to bus and fly which costs £35 - £100 and takes 6h 6m.

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The distance between Fort William and Derry is 152 miles.

The best way to get from Fort William to Derry without a car is to bus and car ferry and shuttle which takes 13h 30m and costs £90 - £120.

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It takes approximately 13h 30m to get from Fort William to Derry, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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easyJet offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Derry. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Derry.
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  • Distance: 151.8 miles
  • Duration: 13h 30m

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Derry, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Fort William to Derry. However, you can take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the taxi to Belfast City Airport, then take the shuttle to Derry. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fort William to Derry via Buchanan Bus Station, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Glengormley, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, and Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre in around 14h 20m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
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
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from York Street to Londonderry station
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
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 Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast City Airport to Derry
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast to Derry
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$16 - $24
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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