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

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Train via Carlisle  •  6h 18m

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

$67 - $145

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Bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express

$37 - $52

3 alternative options

Train  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green

$65 - $84

Train Caledonian Sleeper  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green

$57 - $78

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Gretna Green 191.9 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Gretna Green is to bus which costs £28 - £40 and takes 7h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Gretna Green is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Gretna, Central Avenue via Glasgow and Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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The distance between Fort William and Gretna Green is 149 miles. The road distance is 191.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Gretna Green without a car is to train which takes 6h 18m and costs £50 - £120.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Fort William to Gretna Green, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Fort William to Gretna Green is to train which takes 6h 18m and costs £50 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £40 and takes 7h 35m.

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Fort William to Gretna Green bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Gretna Green is 192 miles. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Fort William to Gretna Green.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Gretna Green.
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  • Distance: 149.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 18m

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Gretna Green, Scotland?

You can take a train from Fort William to Gretna Green via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, and Carlisle in around 6h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Gretna Green via Glasgow, Carlisle, and Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters in around 7h 35m.

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 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
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
3h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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 to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
National Express

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