There are 3 ways to get from Fort William to Elgin by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 919 / ...
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Elgin

$26 - $36

2 alternative options

Bus, line 10 bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 919 / ...
  2. Take the line 10 bus from Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) to Elgin, Bus Station 10 / ...

$31 - $37

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Elgin 101.3 miles

$21 - $35

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Elgin station. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Elgin, Bus Station via Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument) and Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Fort William and Elgin is 89 miles. The road distance is 101.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Elgin without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Fort William to Elgin, including transfers.

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

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Fort William to Elgin bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Elgin, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Elgin is 101 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Fort William to Elgin.

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There are 167+ hotels available in Elgin. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Elgin.
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  • Distance: 88.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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

You can take a bus from Fort William to Elgin via Inverness, Bus Station, Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument), and Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) in around 4 h.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Elgin
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
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 Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Stagecoach North Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) to Elgin, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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