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There are 7 ways to get from Fort William to Kendal by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6h 49m

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

$96 - $186

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Bus  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith
  3. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Kendal, Blackhall Road 106

$41 - $56

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Bus, train  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District

$85 - $176

Train Caledonian Sleeper  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oxenholme Lake District

$90 - $182

Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Kendal 248.7 miles

$50 - $80

Bus to Glasgow, fly, train  •  7h 35m

  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 Oxenholme Lake District

$97 - $346

Bus to Inverness, fly, train  •  7h 43m

  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

$115 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Kendal is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 9h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Kendal is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4h 29m.

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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, Blackhall Road via Glasgow and Penrith, Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 27m.

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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 Edinburgh and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 46m.

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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 train which takes 6h 49m and costs £70 - £150.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m 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 Caledonian Sleeper, depart from Fort William station.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Kendal is to train which takes 6h 49m and costs £70 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 9h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Kendal.
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  • Distance: 196.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 49m

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Kendal via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, and Oxenholme Lake District in around 6h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Kendal via Glasgow and Penrith, Rail Station in around 9h 27m.

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
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Edinburgh to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
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
2h
Frequency
Every 2 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 Edinburgh to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
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
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
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
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
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 Penrith
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Kendal, Blackhall Road
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Kendal bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Kendal, Blackhall Road station.

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Fort William to Kendal train services, operated by TransPennine Express, 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 4h 29m to drive from Fort William to Kendal.

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

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