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

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  7 h 33 min

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

$137 - $271

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 916 / ...

$63 - $85

9 alternative options

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 / ...

$73 - $113

Train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
  3. Take the train from Crianlarich to Fort William

$149 - $281

Train, night train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Fort William

$140 - $276

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Manchester to Ben Nevis 330.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Manchester to Glasgow, bus  •  6 h 22 min

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

$91 - $336

Fly Manchester to Inverness, bus  •  6 h 1 min

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

$105 - $293

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh, train, bus  •  8 h

  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

$115 - $265

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  8 h 27 min

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

$109 - $319

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 (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station

$137 - $309

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 Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Crianlarich, and Fort William in around 9 h 1 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 50 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 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
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
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
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
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $130
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $220
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Train from Crianlarich to Fort William
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Pitlochry
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Fort William
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$204
Sleeper Seat
$26 - $40
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$29 - $45
Train from Sheffield to Derby
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $13
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Single
$25 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Derby
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $65
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 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Torlundy, Bus Shelter (Letterbox)
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Torlundy, Bus Shelter (Letterbox)
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manchester and Ben Nevis is 408 km. The road distance is 529 km.

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis is to bus which costs £45 - £65 and takes 8 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis is to drive which takes 5 h 47 min and costs £50 - £75.

It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis, including transfers.