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.

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Train, bus  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 914 / ...

$126 - $171

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  8 h 45 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, Bus Station 914 / ...

$58 - $76

9 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  8 h 25 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 914 / ...

$68 - $101

Train  •  9 h 2 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

$137 - $182

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

$129 - $176

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Manchester to Ben Nevis 330.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Manchester to Inverness, bus  •  5 h 57 min

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

$101 - $287

Fly Manchester to Glasgow, bus  •  6 h 18 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

$88 - $327

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh, bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station

$93 - $242

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  8 h 4 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

$129 - $293

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  8 h 28 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

$103 - $303

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis is to bus which costs £45 - £60 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis is to drive which costs £55 - £85 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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It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to get from Manchester to Ben Nevis, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs £3 - £5.

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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 38 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 25 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 2 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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 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
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
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
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
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
$85 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $120
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $21
Train from Crianlarich to Fort William
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $20
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
$24 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $150
Sleeper Berth Solo
$187
Sleeper Seat
$24 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Train from Sheffield to Derby
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $29
Virgin West Coast Trains
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Single
$27 - $40
Train from Sheffield to Derby
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Single
$23 - $35
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Torlundy, Bus Shelter (Letterbox)
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
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 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
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
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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