There are 5 ways to get from Fort William to Melrose by train, bus or car

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Train  •  6 h 45 min

  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

$50 - $74

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Carlton Highland Hotel) to Melrose, Abbey Car Park (Abbey Street) X62

$45 - $57

3 alternative options

Bus Scottish Citylink  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) 900 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Newtown St Boswells, Dryburgh Arms (Royal Bank) 52 / ...

$48 - $62

Bus Fishers Tours of Dundee  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Perth, South Street (Mountain Supplies) 242
  2. Take the bus from Perth, South Street (Bank Of Scotland) to Edinburgh, Bus Station X56
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Melrose, Abbey Car Park (Abbey Street) X62

$64

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Melrose 172.7 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Melrose. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Melrose, Market Square (Ormiston Institute) via Buchanan Bus Station, Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) and Newtown St Boswells, Melbourne Place (Royal Bank). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 6 min.

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The distance between Fort William and Melrose is 125 miles. The road distance is 172.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Melrose without a car is to train which takes 6 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to get from Fort William to Melrose, including transfers.

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Fort William to Melrose 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 is to train which takes 6 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 6 min.

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Fort William to Melrose bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Newtown St Boswells, Dryburgh Arms (Royal Bank) station.

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

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There are 197+ hotels available in Melrose. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Melrose.
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  • Distance: 125.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 45 min

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Melrose via Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh, Tweedbank, and Tweedbank Station in around 6 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Melrose via Buchanan Bus Station, Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2), Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10), Newtown St Boswells, Dryburgh Arms (Royal Bank), and Newtown St Boswells, Melbourne Place (Royal Bank) in around 7 h 6 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
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 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
57 min
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 Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
Train from Fort William to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$194
Sleeper Seat
$29 - $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
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Newtown St Boswells, Dryburgh Arms (Royal Bank)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Melrose, Abbey Car Park (Abbey Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Carlton Highland Hotel) to Melrose, Abbey Car Park (Abbey Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Perth, South Street (Mountain Supplies)
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Perth, South Street (Bank Of Scotland) to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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