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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains, bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Anniesland Cross to Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...

$110 - $234

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Train, bus National Express  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Leyland
  2. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...

$51 - $71

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Train  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Dalmuir to Crianlarich
  3. Take the train from Crianlarich to Fort William

$119 - $243

Bus  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the bus from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 060
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...

$58 - $95

Train, night train  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Fort William

$113 - $238

Drive  •  5h 41m

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Fort William 325.3 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  7h 29m

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

$81 - $321

Train to Manchester, fly to Inverness, bus  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station

$99 - $280

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street 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

$99 - $243

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  8h 55m

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

$87 - $236

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Fort William is to train and bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 11h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Fort William is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Fort William station. However, there are services departing from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill and arriving at Fort William, Bus Station via Shudehill Interchange and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Fort William. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Fort William via Wigan North Western, Glasgow Central Low Level, Dalmuir and Crianlarich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 41m.

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The distance between Liverpool and Fort William is 251 miles. The road distance is 325.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Fort William without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 1m and costs £80 - £180.

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It takes approximately 8h 1m to get from Liverpool to Fort William, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Fort William bus services, operated by National Express, depart from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill station.

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Liverpool to Fort William train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Wigan North Western station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Fort William is to train which takes 9h 41m and costs £90 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £75 and takes 10h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Fort William.
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  • Distance: 251.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 1m

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Fort William via Wigan North Western, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Central Low Level, Dalmuir, and Crianlarich in around 9h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Fort William via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Shudehill Interchange, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 10h 28m.

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 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
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
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
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
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Leyland
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Fort William
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
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
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 University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
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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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Liverpool to Fort William train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Fort William station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool to Fort William is 325 miles. It takes approximately 5h 41m to drive from Liverpool to Fort William.

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

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There are 283+ hotels available in Fort William. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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