There are 4 ways to get from Fort William to Lake District by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 38 min

$162 - $285

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. 914 / ...
  2. National Express

$47 - $63

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 25 min

  1. 914 / ...

$80 - $169

Drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. 240.6 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The distance between Fort William and Lake District is 285 km. The road distance is 385 km.

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Lake District is to bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 9 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Fort William to Lake District is to drive which takes 4 h 31 min and costs £35 - £60.

No, there is no direct bus from Fort William to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Glasgow, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Fort William to Lake District, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Lake District via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station), Glasgow, Renfield Street (No 105), Glasgow Central, and Penrith North Lakes in around 6 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Lake District via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 9 h 10 min.

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
3 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$196
Sleeper Seat
$25 - $40
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 Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
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 Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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

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