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There are 11 ways to get from Fort William to Ilkley by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Glasgow Queen Street  •  9h 33m

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

$86 - $217

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Train  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Leeds

$69 - $199

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Bus, train  •  11h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the train from Motherwell to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Skipton

$91 - $169

Bus  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Preston, Lancashire M11
  3. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Skipton, Fire Station 280

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Ilkley 298 miles

$60 - $95

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$93 - $343

Bus to Inverness, fly to Manchester, train  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$111 - $302

Bus to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Leeds

$99 - $282

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$110 - $270

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leeds

$124 - $328

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to East Midlands  •  11h 13m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  4. Take the train from Derby to Leeds

$126 - $309

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Ilkley is to drive which costs £45 - £75 and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Ilkley is to drive which costs £45 - £75 and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Ilkley station. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Ilkley, Bus Station via Glasgow, Preston City Centre, Bus Station and Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Ilkley. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Ilkley via Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh and Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 33m.

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The distance between Fort William and Ilkley is 239 miles. The road distance is 298 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Ilkley without a car is to train which takes 9h 33m and costs £65 - £170.

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It takes approximately 9h 33m to get from Fort William to Ilkley, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Fort William to Ilkley is to train which takes 9h 33m and costs £65 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Ilkley.
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  • Distance: 239.2 miles
  • Duration: 9h 33m

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Ilkley, England?

You can take a train from Fort William to Ilkley via Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh, and Leeds in around 9h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Ilkley via Glasgow, Preston City Centre, Bus Station, Skipton, Fire Station, and Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 in around 12h 50m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
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 Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $150
Train from Derby to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Leeds
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Train from Motherwell to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
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
Bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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 Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Skipton, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Fort William to Ilkley bus services, operated by Preston Bus, arrive at Skipton, Fire Station.

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Fort William to Ilkley train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Leeds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Ilkley is 298 miles. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Fort William to Ilkley.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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