There are 3 ways to get from Fort William to Isle of South Uist by bus, ferry 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.

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Bus, ferry  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Fort William Bus Station to Mallaig, Ferry Terminal 502 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Mallaig (CalMac) Ferry Terminal to Lochboisdale South Uist Ferry Terminal 20A

$48 - $59

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Mallaig
  2. Take the ferry from Mallaig (CalMac) Ferry Terminal to Lochboisdale South Uist Ferry Terminal 20A

$46 - $60

1 alternative option

Bus Scottish Citylink, ferry  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Uig Pier (Caledonian MacBrayne Office) 916 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Uig Skye Ferry Terminal to Lochmaddy North Uist Ferry Terminal Cm22

$52 - $65

Questions & Answers

The distance between Fort William and Isle of South Uist is 89 miles.

The best way to get from Fort William to Isle of South Uist without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 6 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Fort William to Isle of South Uist, including transfers.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Isle of South Uist. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Isle of South Uist.
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  • Distance: 89.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

There is no direct connection from Fort William to Isle of South Uist. However, you can take the bus to Mallaig, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Mallaig (CalMac) Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Lochboisdale South Uist Ferry Terminal, then take the taxi to Isle of South Uist. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fort William to Isle of South Uist via Mallaig, Mallaig (CalMac) Ferry Terminal, and Lochboisdale South Uist Ferry Terminal in around 6 h 11 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Fort William to Mallaig
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Bus operators
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William Bus Station to Mallaig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Uig Pier (Caledonian MacBrayne Office)
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Mallaig (CalMac) Ferry Terminal to Lochboisdale South Uist Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Uig Skye Ferry Terminal to Lochmaddy North Uist Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk

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