There are 6 ways to get from Fort William to Gretna Green by bus, train or car

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Bus, train via Carlisle  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club (Ashburn Lane) to Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street) 914 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$56 - $139

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Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Lockerbie, Scotland National Express

$39 - $53

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Bus, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Gretna Green

$54 - $75

Train  •  6 h 31 min

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

$58 - $148

Bus via Moffat, High Street (opp Town Hall)  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Moffat, High Street (opp Town Hall) X74

$58 - $67

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Gretna Green 191.9 miles

$40 - $60

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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 Green, Loaning (Stormont Terrace) via Glasgow and Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Gretna Green via Dalmuir, Glasgow Central and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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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 bus and train which takes 5 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min 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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Fort William to Gretna Green train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Fort William station.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Gretna Green is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 35 min.

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

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Fort William to Gretna Green train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Gretna Green.
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  • Distance: 149.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Gretna Green via Dalmuir, Glasgow Central Low Level, Glasgow Central, and Carlisle in around 6 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Gretna Green via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Lockerbie, Scotland, and Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road) in around 6 h 35 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
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
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Fort William to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
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, Yacht Club (Ashburn Lane) to Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $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
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 Lockerbie, Scotland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Moffat, High Street (opp Town Hall)
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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

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