There are 12 ways to get from Fort William to Reading by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club (Ashburn Lane) to Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street) 914 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wolverhampton
  3. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Reading

$238 - $373

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Bus  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross National Express

$59 - $85

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  11 h 28 min

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

$241 - $381

Train  •  13 h 21 min

  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 Megabus UK, train  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  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  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Reading 495.7 miles

$100 - $160

Bus to Glasgow, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 55 min

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

$103 - $290

Bus to Inverness, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to London Heathrow (LHR) INV - LHR
  3. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading

$116 - $416

Bus to Glasgow, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  7 h 51 min

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

$90 - $230

Bus to Glasgow, fly to London Luton, bus, train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
  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

$78 - $215

Bus to Inverness, fly to London Luton, bus, train  •  7 h 23 min

  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

$73 - $241

Bus, train to Edinburgh, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
  2. Take the train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh Gateway
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  4. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading

$109 - $286

Questions & Answers

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 (adj Cross Street) via Glasgow, High Wycombe, Marlow Hill Schools (Wycombe High School) and High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 28 min.

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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 Dalmuir, Glasgow Central and Wolverhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 28 min.

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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 bus and train which takes 10 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 39 min 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 ScotRail, depart from Fort William station.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Reading is to train which takes 11 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Fort William to Reading.
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  • Distance: 408.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Reading via Dalmuir, Glasgow Central Low Level, Glasgow Central, and Wolverhampton in around 11 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Reading via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross, High Wycombe, Marlow Hill Schools (Wycombe High School), and High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) in around 13 h 28 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Inverness to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Inverness to London Heathrow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Inverness to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Inverness to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
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
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$120 - $180
Anytime Day Single
$190 - $310
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Wolverhampton to Reading
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
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
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Single
$130 - $200
Off-Peak Single
$140 - $210
Train from Birmingham New Street to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
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 Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $29
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$23 - $35
Train from Fort William to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
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
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Yacht Club (Ashburn Lane) to Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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
Bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
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 High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Website
shielbuses.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 Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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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 8 h 32 min to drive from Fort William to Reading.

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