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Overview: Train from Fort William to Mallaig

distanceDistance30 miles (48 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price$22 (€18)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersScotrail

Trains from Fort William to Mallaig cover the 30 miles (48 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 22 min with our travel partners like Scotrail. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $21 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Fort William and arrive in Mallaig.

Trains from Fort William to Mallaig

Due to the mountainous scenery and rugged coastline, train travel in the Highlands of Scotland is never going to be high-speed, but tourists and travelers heading for the Hebridean islands can take direct trains from the main transport hub at Fort William to the ferry port at Mallaig. There are direct services between the two towns on the scenic West Highland Line seven days a week, taking around one hour and twenty minutes. Departure times include morning, afternoon and late evening options, so passengers can usually find a train to coincide with their planned ferry departure.

Which train companies travel from Fort William to Mallaig?

Scotland's national rail franchise operator ScotRail provides all the direct trains from Fort William to Mallaig. Indirect connections are not a practical consideration on the West Highland Line, due to the infrequency of departures.

How long is the train from Fort William to Mallaig?

The fastest ScotRail connection on the 45-mile route west to Mallaig from Fort William is the midday service, taking one hour and 21 minutes. Other connections on this line take three or four minutes longer to reach the ferry port.

How many trains are there from Fort William to Mallaig?

The ScotRail West Highland Line timetable offers four daily direct trains to Mallaig from Fort William from Monday-Saturday, with three on Sundays. The schedule provides a morning service, a departure around midday, a late afternoon connection and a final train to Mallaig just after 10:00 p.m. On Sundays, there is no morning departure and the schedule begins around midday.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Fort William to Mallaig?

Departure train station: Fort William Station is located in the center of town, in the shadow of Ben Nevis, with public transport links available around the region from the adjacent bus stands. The station has a parking lot, cafe-bar, news vendor, gift store, free WiFi, taxi stand and men's and women's shower facilities for passengers.

Arrival train station: Mallaig Station is situated on the northern side of the town center, a short walk from the ferry harbor and bus terminus. Facilities at the station include a small parking lot and taxi stand, a seafood restaurant and snack bar, with a food supermarket immediately opposite the main entrance.

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train from Fort William to Mallaig?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Fort William and Mallaig for the next 7 days starting from $21 (€18)  one way.

How much does it cost to take a train between Fort William and Mallaig?

The train price between Fort William and Mallaig is on average $22 (€18)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

How far is Fort William to Mallaig by train?

The Fort William to Mallaig train distance is approximately 30 miles (48 km).

What is the Fort William to Mallaig train travel time?

The Fort William to Mallaig train duration is on average 1 h 22 min, which is to be expected when traveling 30 miles (48 km) to Mallaig from Fort William. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What station does the train from Fort William to Mallaig depart from? Which Mallaig train station do I come into from Fort William?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Fort William   to Mallaig.

Where is the train station in Fort William to go to Mallaig? Where is the train station in Mallaig located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Fort William and travel around 0.4 miles (564 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Mallaig and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (698 m) from the train station to the city center in Mallaig.

What train providers go from Fort William to Mallaig?

When taking a train from Fort William to Mallaig, you can count on Scotrail for the best way to get you to Mallaig. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Fort William to Mallaig and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

When can I take the first train from Fort William to Mallaig? When can I take the last train for the day?

The first Fort William to Mallaig train departs at 8: 30 AM   and the last train from Fort William to Mallaig leaves at 10: 16 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Fort William to Mallaig on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Fort William to Mallaig to get the best deals?

If you book a train ticket from Fort William to Mallaig within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $22 (€18) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Fort William to Mallaig are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Fort William
Mallaig
The major railway station for departures from Fort William is Fort William. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Fort William for your journey to Mallaig from Fort William.