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There are 8 ways to get from Fort William to Settle by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Glasgow Central  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Settle

$88 - $174

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Bus, train  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Settle

$57 - $81

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Train  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Settle

$93 - $170

Drive  •  4h 54m

  1. Drive from Fort William to Settle 273.7 miles

$55 - $85

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  8h 35m

  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 Leeds
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Settle

$102 - $355

Bus to Inverness, fly to Manchester, train  •  8h 43m

  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 Leeds
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Settle

$120 - $314

Bus to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  10h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Leeds
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Settle

$108 - $294

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester  •  10h 59m

  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 Leeds
  5. Take the train from Leeds to Settle

$119 - $282

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Settle is to bus and train which costs £40 - £65 and takes 9h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Settle is to drive which costs £45 - £65 and takes 4h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Settle. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Settle via Edinburgh and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 53m.

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The distance between Fort William and Settle is 221 miles. The road distance is 273.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Settle without a car is to train which takes 7h 59m and costs £65 - £140.

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It takes approximately 7h 59m to get from Fort William to Settle, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Fort William to Settle train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Settle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Settle is 274 miles. It takes approximately 4h 54m to drive from Fort William to Settle.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Settle.
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  • Distance: 221.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 59m

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Settle via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, and Carlisle in around 7h 59m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
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
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 Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Settle
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Settle
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
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
3h 54m
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
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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 Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
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 Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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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