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

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Train  •  7 h 24 min

  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 Whitehaven

$75 - $156

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  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 bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Whitehaven, Duke Street 600

Train, bus  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X62 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop X95
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Whitehaven

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Whitehaven 239.7 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Whitehaven is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Whitehaven is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Whitehaven. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Whitehaven, Duke Street via Glasgow and Carlisle, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Whitehaven. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Whitehaven via Glasgow Central and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

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The distance between Fort William and Whitehaven is 169 miles. The road distance is 239.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Whitehaven without a car is to train which takes 7 h 24 min and costs £55 - £120.

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from Fort William to Whitehaven, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Fort William to Whitehaven is to train which takes 7 h 24 min and costs £55 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Whitehaven.
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  • Distance: 168.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Fort William to Whitehaven via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, and Carlisle in around 7 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort William to Whitehaven via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Carlisle, and Carlisle, Bus Station in around 9 h 20 min.

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
3 h 42 min
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
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
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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
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
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
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Whitehaven, Duke Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Irvings Travel Shop
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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Fort William to Whitehaven bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Whitehaven, Duke Street station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Whitehaven is 240 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to drive from Fort William to Whitehaven.

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There are 178+ hotels available in Whitehaven. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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