There are 5 ways to get from Fort William to Edinburgh by bus, train or car

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Bus Scottish Citylink  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) 900

$30 - $44

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Train Caledonian Sleeper  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh

$29 - $45

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Train ScotRail  •  4 h 46 min

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

$38 - $58

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Perth, South Street (Mountain Supplies) 242
  2. Take the bus from Perth, South Street (Bank Of Scotland) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (at Book World) X56

$48

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh 133.4 miles

$28 - $45

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

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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.

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The distance between Fort William and Edinburgh is 95 miles. The road distance is 133.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Edinburgh without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 32 min and costs £23 - £35.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Fort William to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Fort William to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Fort William, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Fort William to Edinburgh is to bus which takes 4 h 32 min and costs £23 - £35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £28 - £45 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 95.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

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 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Fort William to Edinburgh via Glasgow Queen Street in around 4 h 46 min.

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
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
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
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
$194
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
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
$195
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 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 (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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
$31
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Perth, South Street (Bank Of Scotland) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (at Book World)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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