There are 4 ways to get from Fort William to Edinburgh by train, bus or car

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Train via Glasgow  •  4h 50m

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

£26 - £104

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Bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 915 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, North St David Street 900 / ...

£19 - £35

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh

£40 - £45

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh 133.9 miles

£23 - £35

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £19 - £35 and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 43m.

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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, North St David Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Fort William and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 21m.

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The distance between Fort William and Edinburgh is 95 miles. The road distance is 133.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Edinburgh without a car is to train via Glasgow which takes 4h 50m and costs £26 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Fort William to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Fort William to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from 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 train via Glasgow which takes 4h 50m and costs £26 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £35 and takes 4h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 95.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Edinburgh via Glasgow Queen Street in around 4h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Edinburgh via Buchanan Bus Station in around 4h 59m.

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 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£25 - £75
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £75
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
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
£39 - £44
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£39 - £44
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£180 - £210
Sleeper Berth Classic
£75 - £100
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£1
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£1
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£5 - £7
Sleeper Berth Classic
£12 - £16
Train from Fort William to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£40 - £45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£40 - £45
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£180 - £210
Sleeper Berth Classic
£85 - £110
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 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £25
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, North St David Street
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Buchanan to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
National Express
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
Blablabus

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Fort William to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, North St David Street station.

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Fort William to Edinburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Edinburgh is 134 miles. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Fort William to Edinburgh.

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