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There are 10 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Anniesland Cross to Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...

$112 - $168

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Bus National Express  •  10h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...

$45 - $59

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Bus Megabus UK  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...

$57 - $93

Train  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Dalmuir to Crianlarich
  3. Take the train from Crianlarich to Fort William

$120 - $177

Train, night train  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
  2. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Fort William

$119 - $183

Drive  •  5h 40m

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station 324.3 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Manchester to Glasgow, bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Fort William, Bus Station

$74 - $312

Fly Manchester to Inverness, bus  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station

$92 - $271

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh, bus  •  8h 6m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station

$80 - $227

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Stockport to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Fort William, Bus Station

$110 - $277

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 10h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station station. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Platt Ln and arriving at Fort William, Bus Station via Manchester City Centre, The Unicorn, Shudehill Interchange and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 40m.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Fort William Station is 261 miles. The road distance is 324.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 29m and costs £85 - £130.

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It takes approximately 8h 29m to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Fort William Station bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Shudehill Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station is to bus which takes 9h 40m and costs £40 - £75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £90 - £140 and takes 10h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station.
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  • Distance: 260.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 29m

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Fort William Station, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station via Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester City Centre, The Unicorn, Shudehill, Mayes St, Shudehill Interchange, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 9h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station via Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West, Manchester Oxford Road, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Central Low Level, Dalmuir, and Crianlarich in around 10h 4m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dalmuir to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Train from Crianlarich to Fort William
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $21
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Anniesland Cross to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus 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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Fort William Station is 324 miles. It takes approximately 5h 40m to drive from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station.

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easyJet, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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