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There are 10 ways to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  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 / ...

$128 - $255

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Bus National Express  •  9 h 19 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, Ben Nevis Ind Est 916 / ...

$59 - $81

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Bus Megabus UK  •  8 h 20 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 916 / ...

$69 - $102

Train  •  9 h 40 min

  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

$137 - $265

Train, night train  •  9 h 23 min

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

$135 - $190

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Manchester to Ben Nevis 330.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Manchester to Glasgow, bus  •  6 h 12 min

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

$88 - $329

Fly Manchester to Inverness, bus  •  6 h 19 min

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

$102 - $281

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

  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

$131 - $288

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh, train, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Pitlochry
  3. Take the bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis is to bus which costs £45 - £65 and takes 9 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The distance between Manchester and Ben Nevis is 255 miles. The road distance is 330.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 59 min and costs £95 - £200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 59 min to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis is to bus which takes 8 h 20 min and costs £50 - £80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £100 - £210 and takes 9 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Ben Nevis is 331 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to drive from Manchester to Ben Nevis.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 251+ hotels available in Ben Nevis. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis.
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  • Distance: 255.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 59 min

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

You can take a bus from Manchester to Ben Nevis via Buchanan Bus Station and Fort William, Bus Station in around 8 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manchester to Ben Nevis via Preston, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Central Low Level, Dalmuir, Crianlarich, and Fort William in around 9 h 40 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
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 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $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 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
1 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $21
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Pitlochry
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $29
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
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
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
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Ben Nevis Ind Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
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
5 h
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 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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The best way to get from Manchester to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs £3 - £6.

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