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

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Bus Scottish Citylink  •  4h 11m

  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 G10 / ...

$45 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus Shiel Buses  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inshes, Raigmore Hospital 513
  2. Take the bus from Inshes, Raigmore Hospital to Kincraig, Community Hall 35

$43 - $61

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4h 34m

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

$51 - $72

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Fort William to The Cairngorms 70.4 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to The Cairngorms is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 2h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to The Cairngorms is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 2h 23m.

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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 4h 11m and costs £35 - £50.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m 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 2h 23m to drive from Fort William to The Cairngorms.

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There are 226+ hotels available in The Cairngorms. Prices start at $88 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: 4h 11m

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 in around 4h 11m.

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
32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
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
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Aviemore, Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inshes, Raigmore Hospital
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Aviemore, Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Bus from Inshes, Raigmore Hospital to Kincraig, Community Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Stagecoach Highlands

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