There are 11 ways to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Ben Nevis by train, bus, night train 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.

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Train, bus  •  7h 47m

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

£82 - £297

Cheapest option

Bus via Fort William, Ben Nevis Ind Est  •  9h 22m

  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, Ben Nevis Ind Est 916 / ...

£27 - £36

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Bus  •  8h 50m

  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 / ...

£39 - £63

Train  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly 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

£88 - £347

Train, night train  •  9h 25m

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

£109 - £138

Fly Manchester to Inverness, bus  •  7h 22m

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

£84 - £229

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly 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

£80 - £304

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh, train, bus  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Park to Anniesland
  3. Take the bus from Anniesland Cross to Fort William, Bus Station

£65 - £213

Fly Manchester to Aberdeen, train, bus  •  8h 44m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Aberdeen (ABZ) MAN - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Dyce to Inverness
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Torlundy, Hotel

£71 - £328

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Long Eaton
  3. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA
  4. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Fort William, Bus Station

£94 - £227

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Fort William, Bus Station

£134 - £386

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Ben Nevis is to bus via Fort William, Ben Nevis Ind Est which costs £26 - £40 and takes 9h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Ben Nevis is to fly and bus which costs £80 - £230 and takes 7h 22m.

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The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and Ben Nevis is 256 miles.

The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Ben Nevis without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 47m and costs £80 - £300.

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It takes approximately 7h 47m to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Ben Nevis, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Ben Nevis is to bus which takes 8h 50m and costs £35 - £65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £85 - £350 and takes 9h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Loganair offers flights from Manchester Airport to Inverness Airport.

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There are 411+ hotels available in Ben Nevis. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs £3 - £17.

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What companies run services between Manchester Piccadilly Station, England and Ben Nevis, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Ben Nevis via Shudehill Interchange, Buchanan Bus Station, and Fort William, Bus Station in around 8h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Ben Nevis via Preston, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Central Low Level, Dalmuir, Crianlarich, and Fort William in around 9h 31m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £330
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £280
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £330
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £280
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£30 - £280
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £270
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £21
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £28
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £14
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£23 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£27 - £40
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £19
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dalmuir to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Crianlarich to Fort William
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
Train from Edinburgh Park to Anniesland
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£21 - £27
Train from Dyce to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £160
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£80 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £22
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Single
£14 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Single
£21 - £35
Train from Sheffield to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £12
Off-Peak Single
£15 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Single
£22 - £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
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £24
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Ben Nevis Ind Est
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £24
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Torlundy, Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£22 - £40
Website
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
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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