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

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Bus, train  •  7 h 20 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 Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Settle

$76 - $163

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Bus  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Lancaster National Express

$53 - $67

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Train  •  8 h 9 min

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

$79 - $172

Train, bus  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Carlton Highland Hotel) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X62 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop (opposite Citadel Building) X95
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Settle

$87 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Settle 273.7 miles

$55 - $85

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  9 h 9 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 Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Settle

$103 - $356

Bus to Inverness, fly to Manchester, train  •  8 h 35 min

  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

$121 - $312

Bus to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  10 h 38 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 East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Leeds
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Settle

$109 - $295

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Settle. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Settle, Market Place (Kirkgate) via Glasgow, Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station and Kirkby Lonsdale, Market Place (The Royal Hotel). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 23 min.

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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 Dalmuir, Glasgow Central and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 9 min.

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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 bus and train which takes 7 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 20 min to get from Fort William to Settle, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Fort William to Settle is to train which takes 8 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 23 min.

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

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Fort William to Settle bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Settle.
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  • Distance: 221.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Settle via Dalmuir, Glasgow Central Low Level, Glasgow Central, and Carlisle in around 8 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Settle via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Lancaster, Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station, Kirkby Lonsdale Booth's (layby opposite car park), and Kirkby Lonsdale, Market Place (The Royal Hotel) in around 10 h 23 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 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 Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
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
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Settle
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Settle
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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
$192
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
$193
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
1 h 22 min
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, 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 Lancaster
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Carlton Highland Hotel) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop (opposite Citadel Building)
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.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

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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 4 h 54 min to drive from Fort William to Settle.

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Flybe and easyJet offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 546+ hotels available in Settle. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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