There are 9 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  8 h 16 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 Anniesland Cross (Ancaster Drive) to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

$112 - $237

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  9 h 37 min

  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 914 / ...

$44 - $63

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Bus Megabus UK  •  9 h 21 min

  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 914 / ...

$56 - $97

Train  •  9 h 55 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

$122 - $247

Train, night train  •  10 h 29 min

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

$122 - $178

Drive  •  5 h 40 min

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

$65 - $100

Fly to Inverness, bus  •  6 h 1 min

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

$91 - $265

Fly to Glasgow, bus  •  6 h 46 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

$72 - $308

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, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station

$77 - $228

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 9 h 37 min.

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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 5 h 40 min.

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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, Horton Rd and arriving at Fort William, Bus Station via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 37 min.

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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 8 h 16 min and costs £80 - £180.

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It takes approximately 8 h 16 min 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 National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station is to bus which takes 9 h 21 min and costs £40 - £75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £90 - £190 and takes 9 h 55 min.

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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: 8 h 16 min

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 (Premier Inn), St Peters Square (Manchester Metrolink), Shudehill (Manchester Metrolink), Shudehill Interchange, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 9 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Greater Manchester to Fort William Station via Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ), Manchester Oxford Road, Preston, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Central Low Level, Dalmuir, and Crianlarich in around 9 h 55 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 55 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 46 min
When
Every day
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 42 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
43 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once 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 Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
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
5 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 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $21
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Fort William
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$195
Sleeper Seat
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Anniesland Cross (Ancaster Drive) to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $22
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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