There are 4 ways to get from Fort William to The Cairngorms by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 919 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) G10 / ...

$46 - $60

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 919 / ...
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Aviemore

$52 - $72

Bus via Kincraig, Community Hall  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 919 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kincraig, Community Hall M91

$61 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to The Cairngorms 70.4 miles

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

The distance between Fort William and The Cairngorms is 51 miles. The road distance is 70.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to The Cairngorms without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Fort William to The Cairngorms, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to The Cairngorms is 70 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Fort William to The Cairngorms.

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There are 226+ hotels available in The Cairngorms. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to The Cairngorms.
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  • Distance: 51.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and The Cairngorms, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Fort William to The Cairngorms via Inverness, Bus Station and Aviemore, Station (Railway Station) in around 4 h 4 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Aviemore
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
LNER
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 Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Aviemore, Station (Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Kincraig, Community Hall
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
citylink.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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