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There are 11 ways to get from Fort William to Reading by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus to Glasgow, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Heathrow (LHR) GLA - LHR
  3. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading

$102 - $288

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Bus  •  14h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross National Express

$61 - $86

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Bus to Glasgow, fly to Southampton, train  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Southampton (SOU) GLA - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading

$111 - $284

Bus to Glasgow, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Gatwick (LGW) GLA - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading

$89 - $229

Bus to Glasgow, fly to London Luton, bus, train  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  3. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
  4. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$77 - $214

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to London Heathrow  •  8h 35m

  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 London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  4. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading

$104 - $285

Bus to Inverness, fly to London Luton, bus, train  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to London Luton (LTN) INV - LTN
  3. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
  4. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$72 - $243

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  11h 19m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wolverhampton
  3. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Reading

$250 - $384

Train  •  12h 58m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Reading

$209 - $435

Bus, train  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street M11
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Reading

$107 - $185

Drive  •  8h 32m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Reading 495.7 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Reading is to bus which costs £45 - £70 and takes 14h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Reading is to bus and fly and train which costs £75 - £230 and takes 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Reading. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Reading Town Centre, Friar Street via Glasgow, High Wycombe, Coachway and High Wycombe, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Reading. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Reading via Edinburgh and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 58m.

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The distance between Fort William and Reading is 409 miles. The road distance is 495.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Reading without a car is to train which takes 11h 19m and costs £190 - £300.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Fort William to Reading, including transfers.

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

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Fort William to Reading train services, operated by Caledonian Sleeper, depart from Fort William station.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Reading is to train which takes 11h 19m and costs £190 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £70 and takes 14h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Reading.
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  • Distance: 408.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Reading via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, and Wolverhampton in around 11h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Reading via Glasgow, High Wycombe, Coachway, and High Wycombe, Bus Station in around 14h 22m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Inverness to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Wolverhampton to Reading
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Single
$130 - $200
Off-Peak Single
$140 - $220
Train from Birmingham New Street to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
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 Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $250
Train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$120 - $180
Anytime Day Single
$190 - $310
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, 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 Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
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
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 Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express
Bus from Glasgow to High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
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 London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Fort William to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross station.

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Fort William to Reading train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Reading is 496 miles. It takes approximately 8h 32m to drive from Fort William to Reading.

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Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights from Glasgow Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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