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There are 4 ways to get from Fort William to Isle of South Uist by bus, ferry, train or plane

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Bus, ferry  •  6h

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

$35 - $45

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Train, ferry  •  6h 11m

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

$46 - $60

Bus Scottish Citylink, ferry  •  8h 24m

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

$64 - $87

Bus, fly  •  5h 20m

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

$141 - $329

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Isle of South Uist is to bus and ferry which costs £26 - £35 and takes 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Isle of South Uist is to bus and fly which costs £100 - £260 and takes 5h 20m.

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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 6h and costs £26 - £35.

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

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

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Benbecula Airport.

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There are 12+ 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: 6h

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, 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, and Lochboisdale South Uist Ferry Terminal in around 6h 11m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Benbecula
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
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
1h 21m
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
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
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
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
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Mallaig to Lochboisdale South Uist Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Uig Skye Ferry Terminal to Lochmaddy North Uist Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk

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