There are 10 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, carferry, shuttle  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry

$122 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Derry  •  6 h 34 min

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

$52 - $128

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Bus, carferry, train  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$110 - $136

Train, bus, carferry  •  14 h 42 min

  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 carferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station

$116 - $150

Bus, carferry  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  3. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  4. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre 212

$90 - $185

Drive, carferry  •  7 h 21 min

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

$82 - $175

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  7 h

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

$77 - $166

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City, shuttle  •  7 h 46 min

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

$76 - $190

Bus, train to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
  2. Take the train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh Gateway
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Derry

$108 - $212

Bus, train to Edinburgh, fly to Derry  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
  2. Take the train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh Gateway
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Derry (LDY) EDI - LDY

$74 - $254

Questions & Answers

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 carferry and shuttle which takes 12 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 26 min 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 45 min.

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

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There are 195+ hotels available in Derry. Prices start at $70 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: 12 h 26 min

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 carferry 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, York Street, Londonderry station, Derry Duke Street, and Foyle Street Bus Station Derry in around 14 h 2 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $140
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
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
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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
3 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $29
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
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
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast to Derry
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$16 - $24
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$169
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92

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