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There are 8 ways to get from Manchester to Ballachulish by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7h 36m

  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 Ballachulish, Tourist Information 914 / ...

£84 - £296

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Night bus, bus  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the night bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ballachulish, Tourist Information 914 / ...

£27 - £36

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Bus  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ballachulish, Tourist Information 914 / ...

£32 - £48

Drive  •  5h 19m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Ballachulish 308 miles

£45 - £70

Fly Manchester to Glasgow, bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Ballachulish, Tourist Information

£31 - £250

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  7h 36m

  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 Ballachulish, Tourist Information

£61 - £284

Fly Manchester to Inverness, bus  •  8h 17m

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

£84 - £205

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ballachulish, Tourist Information

£77 - £273

Manchester → Ballachulish
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The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Ballachulish is to night bus and bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 8h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Ballachulish is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester to Ballachulish. However, there are services departing from Shudehill Interchange and arriving at Ballachulish, Tourist Information via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 43m.

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It is 250 miles from Manchester to Ballachulish. It is approximately 308 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Ballachulish without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 36m and costs £80 - £300.

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It takes approximately 7h 36m to get from Manchester to Ballachulish, including transfers.

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Manchester to Ballachulish bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Shudehill Interchange station.

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There is no direct flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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Manchester to Ballachulish bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Ballachulish, Tourist Information station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Ballachulish is 308 miles. It takes approximately 5h 19m to drive from Manchester to Ballachulish.

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  • Distance: 250.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 36m

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Ballachulish, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Manchester to Ballachulish via Buchanan Bus Station in around 8h 43m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £470
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £470
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £410
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Southampton
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£180 - £700
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £270
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Southampton
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£180 - £700
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£10 - £110
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£11 - £110
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £370
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £22
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £22
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
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 51m
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
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ballachulish, Tourist Information
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £24
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Ballachulish, Tourist Information
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
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
Night bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Stagecoach Highlands

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Blue Islands Limited, Loganair, Ryanair and four other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Ballachulish. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs £5 - £17.

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