There are 9 ways to get from Liverpool to Fort William by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

$151 - $238

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

$52 - $70

7 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 44 min

  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

$160 - $243

Bus Megabus UK  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool University 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 914 / ...

$58 - $100

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Fort William 325.3 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Manchester, fly to Inverness, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  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

$101 - $279

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  7 h 10 min

  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 (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station

$82 - $322

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  8 h 9 min

  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

$88 - $242

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

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

$99 - $278

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Fort William is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 10 h 46 min.

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

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

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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 9 h 44 min.

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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 7 h 47 min and costs £110 - £190.

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It takes approximately 7 h 47 min 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 Liverpool University station.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Fort William.
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  • Distance: 251.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 47 min

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 9 h 44 min. 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 10 h 10 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
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
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
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
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
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $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
$21 - $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
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 Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
stagecoachbus.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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