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

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Train via Glasgow, North Court  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster

$100 - $204

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Bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Lancaster National Express

$38 - $51

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Train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster

$92 - $198

Drive  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Lancaster 269.1 miles

$55 - $85

Bus to Glasgow, fly, train  •  6 h 30 min

  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 Lancaster

$91 - $334

Bus to Inverness, fly, train  •  6 h 39 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 Lancaster

$109 - $293

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster

$108 - $261

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Lancaster is to bus which costs £29 - £40 and takes 8 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Lancaster is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Lancaster via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 34 min.

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The distance between Fort William and Lancaster is 213 miles. The road distance is 269.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Lancaster without a car is to train which takes 6 h 19 min and costs £75 - £160.

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Fort William to Lancaster, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Fort William to Lancaster is to train which takes 6 h 19 min and costs £75 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £40 and takes 8 h 34 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 Lancaster bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 213 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Lancaster via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, and Glasgow Central in around 6 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Lancaster via Glasgow in around 8 h 34 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
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
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$27 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
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
3 h 54 min
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
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
National Express
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Lancaster is 269 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to drive from Fort William to Lancaster.

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

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There are 542+ hotels available in Lancaster. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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