There are 6 ways to get from Fort William to Kendal by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  6 h 13 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 Oxenholme Lake District

$84 - $175

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Bus  •  9 h 14 min

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

$47 - $60

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Train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Dalmuir
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District

$87 - $183

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Kendal 248.7 miles

$50 - $80

Bus to Glasgow, fly, train  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$98 - $352

Bus to Inverness, fly, train  •  8 h 1 min

  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 Oxenholme Lake District

$116 - $308

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Kendal. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn via Glasgow and Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Kendal. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Kendal via Dalmuir, Glasgow Central and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

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The distance between Fort William and Kendal is 196 miles. The road distance is 248.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Kendal without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Fort William to Kendal, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Fort William to Kendal is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 14 min.

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

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Fort William to Kendal bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Kendal.
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  • Distance: 196.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Kendal via Dalmuir, Glasgow Central Low Level, Glasgow Central, and Oxenholme Lake District in around 7 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Kendal via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Lancaster, and Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station in around 9 h 14 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
$23 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$23 - $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
Bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
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 Lancaster
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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Fort William to Kendal train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Oxenholme Lake District station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Kendal is 249 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Fort William to Kendal.

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

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There are 1714+ hotels available in Kendal. Prices start at $108 USD per night.

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