The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Fort William to Mallaig is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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1 h 23 m
1 h 25 m
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Of the 4 trains that leave Fort William for Mallaig every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||30 miles (48 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 24 min|
|Average train ticket price||$20 (€18)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Bus or Scotrail|
Trains from Fort William to Mallaig cover the 30 miles (48 km) long route taking on average 1 h 24 min with our travel partners like Bus or Scotrail. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $20 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $20 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Fort William and arrive in Mallaig.
Travel between Fort William and Mallaig from $20 (€18) with Omio’s train partners ScotRail! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.
ScotRail is one of the best options when traveling by train from Fort William to Mallaig. Omio quickly shows you current ScotRail train schedules for the Fort William - Mallaig trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance from Fort William to Mallaig is around 30 miles (48 km) and the cheapest ScotRail one-way ticket you can book starts at $20 (€18). As you check the latest Fort William to Mallaig train schedule from ScotRail for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Mallaig safely. If you search for ScotRail tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect ScotRail ticket to Mallaig from Fort William so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Fort William and arrive in Mallaig.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Fort William, which is located around 0.4 miles (564 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Mallaig, located 0.4 miles (698 m) away from the city center.
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