There are 8 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station by train, bus, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

$113 - $240

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 30 min

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

$45 - $63

6 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 13 min

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

$120 - $242

Train, night train  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Fort William

$119 - $176

Drive  •  5 h 40 min

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

$65 - $100

Fly to Inverness, bus  •  5 h 52 min

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

$84 - $269

Fly to Glasgow, bus  •  6 h 50 min

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

$74 - $316

Fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  7 h 46 min

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

$79 - $231

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 Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Dickinson St (Hotel), Manchester, Glasgow, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 9 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station via Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd/Hulme St (The Dancehouse), Manchester Oxford Road, Preston, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Central Low Level, Dalmuir, and Crianlarich in around 10 h 13 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
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 Preston
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dalmuir to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Crianlarich to Fort William
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $21
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Fort William
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$197
Sleeper Seat
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Greater Manchester and Fort William Station is 417 km. The road distance is 519 km.

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 9 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station is to drive which takes 5 h 40 min and costs £50 - £75.

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd and arriving at Fort William, Bus Station via Manchester and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station, including transfers.