Select from 3 ways to get there

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, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. 914 / ...

$40 - $53

Cheapest option

Train Caledonian Sleeper  •  5 h 20 min

$29 - $45

4 alternative options

Bus Scottish Citylink  •  4 h 29 min

  1. 914 / ...
  2. 900

$31 - $43

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  4 h 38 min

  1. 242
  2. X56

$39 - $42

Train ScotRail  •  4 h 44 min

$38 - $59

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. 133.4 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

The distance between Fort William and Edinburgh is 152 km. The road distance is 213 km.

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Fort William to Edinburgh is to drive which takes 2 h 43 min and costs £21 - £35.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Fort William and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart six times a week. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Fort William to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Fort William to Edinburgh, including transfers.

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Fort William to Edinburgh via Buchanan Bus Station in around 4 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Fort William to Edinburgh via Glasgow Queen Street in around 4 h 44 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
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
$25 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$196
Sleeper Seat
$25 - $40
Train from Fort William to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$197
Sleeper Seat
$29 - $45
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 Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
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 Edinburgh, Princes Street (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Perth, South Street (Mountain Supplies)
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Perth, South Street (Bank Of Scotland) to Edinburgh, George Street (St Andrew Church)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Want to know more about US trains?, The London Underground: Essential tips to navigate the Tube and Travelling Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast by boat, bus, car and train - to help you get the most out of your next trip.