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There are 4 ways to get from Fort William to Melrose Abbey by train, bus or car

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Train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank

$57 - $73

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Bus  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station 900 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Melrose, Abbey Car Park X62

$35 - $56

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Melrose, Abbey Car Park X62

$39 - $52

Drive  •  3h 21m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Melrose Abbey 172.8 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Melrose Abbey is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Melrose Abbey is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Melrose Abbey. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Melrose, Abbey Car Park via Buchanan Bus Station and Edinburgh, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 22m.

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The distance between Fort William and Melrose Abbey is 125 miles. The road distance is 172.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Melrose Abbey without a car is to train which takes 6h 40m and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Fort William to Melrose Abbey, including transfers.

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Fort William to Melrose Abbey 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 Melrose Abbey is to train which takes 6h 40m and costs £40 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £45 and takes 8h 22m.

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Fort William to Melrose Abbey bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Melrose, Abbey Car Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Melrose Abbey is 173 miles. It takes approximately 3h 21m to drive from Fort William to Melrose Abbey.

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  • Distance: 125.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 40m

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Melrose Abbey, The Scottish Borders, Scotland?

You can take a train from Fort William to Melrose Abbey via Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh, Tweedbank, Tweedbank Station, and Melrose, Abbey Car Park in around 6h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Melrose Abbey via Buchanan Bus Station, Edinburgh, Bus Station, and Melrose, Abbey Car Park in around 8h 22m.

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
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
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
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Melrose, Abbey Car Park
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Melrose, Abbey Car Park
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
bordersbuses.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 Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
National Express

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