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There are 6 ways to get from Fort William to Isle of Lewis by bus, ferry, plane or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, ferry via Inverness, Bus Station  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 919 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 61 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$37 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry via Inshes, Raigmore Hospital  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inshes, Raigmore Hospital 513
  2. Take the bus from Inshes, Raigmore Hospital to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal 61
  3. Take the ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal

$23 - $32

4 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Uig Pier 916 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Uig Skye Ferry Terminal to Tarbert
  3. Take the bus from Tarbert, Car Park to Stornoway, Co-Op W10

Bus to Glasgow, fly  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Stornoway (SYY) GLA - SYY

$101 - $289

Bus to Inverness, fly  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Stornoway (SYY) INV - SYY

$89 - $178

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  8h 34m

  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 Stornoway (SYY) EDI - SYY

$123 - $366

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Isle of Lewis is to bus and ferry which costs £17 - £25 and takes 8h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Isle of Lewis is to bus and fly which costs £65 - £140 and takes 5h 53m.

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The distance between Fort William and Isle of Lewis is 108 miles.

The best way to get from Fort William to Isle of Lewis without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 8h 8m and costs £28 - £45.

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It takes approximately 8h 8m to get from Fort William to Isle of Lewis, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Stornoway Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Stornoway Airport.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Isle of Lewis. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Isle of Lewis.
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  • Distance: 108.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 8m

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Isle of Lewis, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Fort William to Isle of Lewis. However, you can take the bus to Inverness, Bus Station, take the bus to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Ullapool Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fort William to Isle of Lewis via Uig Pier, Uig Skye Ferry Terminal, Tarbert, and Tarbert, Car Park in around 8h 13m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Stornoway via Benbecula
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Inverness to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Stornoway
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
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
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
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Uig Pier
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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 Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.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
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inshes, Raigmore Hospital
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Inshes, Raigmore Hospital to Ullapool, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Hebridean Minibus Servic
Phone
+44 1851 709886
Email
admin@hebco.co.uk
Website
hebrideancoaches.co.uk
Bus from Tarbert, Car Park to Stornoway, Co-Op
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
hebrideancoaches.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Ullapool Ferry Terminal to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Uig Skye Ferry Terminal to Tarbert
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk

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