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 ticket price||$13 (€12)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Bus or Scotrail|
Trains from Fort William to Mallaig cover the 30 miles (48 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 25 min with our travel partners like Bus or Scotrail. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $13 (€12), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $13 (€12). Travelers depart most frequently from Fort William and arrive in Mallaig.
Find the best trains to Mallaig from Fort William with Omio's travel partners ScotRail from $13 (€12). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
Scotrail is a train operating company in Scotland, providing rail services throughout the country. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to long-distance intercity services. The company operates a variety of train types, including the Class 380, Class 385, Class 156, Class 158 and Class 170. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and comfortable seating. Scotrail also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. The most popular routes for Scotrail include Glasgow to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Inverness, and Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
Fort William to Mallaig train information with ScotRail:
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.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Fort William, which is located around 0.6 miles (989 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Mallaig, located 0.5 miles (790 m) away from the city centre.
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