The cheapest trains from Glasgow to Fort William

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Cheapest

$38

Average

$38

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Glasgow to Fort William will cost around $ 38 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 38.

Cheapest
08:25AMGlasgow Queen Street3h43 12:08PMFort William
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$381One-way
Cheapest
12:24PMGlasgow Queen Street3h45 04:09PMFort William
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$381One-way

Timetable Glasgow to Fort William

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08:25AMGlasgow Queen Street3h43 12:08PMFort William
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12:24PMGlasgow Queen Street3h45 04:09PMFort William
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Fri
Sep 24
$51Scotrail
Sat
Sep 25
$38Scotrail
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Sep 26
$51Scotrail
Mon
Sep 27
$38Scotrail
Tue
Sep 28
$51Scotrail
Wed
Sep 29
$51Scotrail
Thu
Sep 30
$51Scotrail
Fri
Oct 1
$38Scotrail
Sat
Oct 2
$51Scotrail
Mon
Oct 4
$38Scotrail
Tue
Oct 5
$38Scotrail
Wed
Oct 6
$25Scotrail
Thu
Oct 7
$51Scotrail
Fri
Oct 8
$38Scotrail
Sat
Oct 9
$51Scotrail
Sun
Oct 10
$51Scotrail
Mon
Oct 11
$38Scotrail
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Oct 12
$38Scotrail
Wed
Oct 13
$38Scotrail
Thu
Oct 14
$51Scotrail

The fastest trains from Glasgow to Fort William

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Fastest Journey

3 h 43 m

Average

3 h 44 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

118 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Glasgow for Fort William every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 118 km distance in an average of 3 h 44 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 43 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:25AMGlasgow Queen Street3h43 12:08PMFort William
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$381One-way
12:24PMGlasgow Queen Street3h45 04:09PMFort William
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$381One-way

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Train Information from Glasgow to Fort William

distanceDistance73 miles (118 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price$47 (€38)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersScotrail or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Glasgow to Fort William cover the 73 miles (118 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 45 min with our travel partners like Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $38 (€30), but the average price of train tickets is $47 (€38). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Fort William.

Trains from Glasgow to Fort-William

ScotRail operates two trains from Glasgow to Fort-William each weekday and on Saturdays. On Sundays there is one trip available. All journeys involve one transfer at Crianlarich and take about four hours to complete. This trip is known to be one of the most scenic train trips in the world, crossing the River Clyde and traversing the remote Scottish Highlands to Fort-William. Fort-William is a town in the west of the Scottish Highlands, located on the banks of Loch Linnhe. It is a popular gateway to Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the United Kingdom, with numerous climbing and skiing opportunities on offer.

 Glasgow to Fort-William Train Times: Daily departures

The two trains operated by ScotRail every weekday and on Saturdays depart at around 8:20 a.m. and about 12:20 p.m. On Sundays, there is only one departure on offer, at about 12:20 p.m. The trains run throughout the year with the same departures available through all seasons.

How long is the journey by train from Glasgow to Fort-William?

Both daily departures result in journeys requiring one transfer at Crianlarich and take just four hours to complete. The journey takes passengers through the Scottish Highlands and offers what has been voted as one of the most scenic train trips in the world, with its spectacular views through the Scottish Highlands throughout the four-hour journey.

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

Departure train station: All trains from Glasgow to Fort-William depart from Glasgow's Queen Street station.  The station is centrally located near Glasgow's George Square. The facilities at the station are limited but do include coffee and convenience shops. The station has step-free access and is suitable for disabled passengers and those with limited mobility. Wheelchairs are available upon request. Car parking is available, but not storage for bicycles. A taxi rank is situated outside the station and an express bus drops travellers from the airport just outside the station front.

Arrival train station: Trains from Glasgow arrive at the Fort-William station.  The station is small and has limited facilities, with a small cafe and a newsagent.  The Fort-William station is very centrally located, within 5 minutes' walk of the local visitor information centre, and within 10 minutes' walk of the ferry to nearby islands. There is a taxi rank and a bus station outside the station for the convenience of travellers. The centre of Fort-William's town is small and compact, making exploring on foot easy. There are, in fact, numerous pedestrian-only areas in the town. 

Which train companies travel from Glasgow to Fort-William?

ScotRail is the only operator offering trains from Glasgow to Fort-William.

ScotRail Glasgow to Fort William

ScotRail offers two trains each weekday, and on Saturdays, between Glasgow and Fort-William. Departures are at about 8:20 a.m. and about 12:20 p.m. daily.  On Sunday, there is only one train between Glasgow and Fort-William, departing Glasgow at about 12:20 p.m. All journeys require one transfer at Crianlarich and take about four hours to complete. 

Glasgow to Fort-William Trains: Services on board

Only standard travel is available on trains from Glasgow to Fort-William. A food service is available via a trolley on board the train and passengers receive a free hot or cold drink (non-alcoholic) and a sweet or savoury snack. Drinking of alcohol is not permitted on ScotRail trains.

ScotRail allows each passenger one piece of hand luggage and two standard suitcases.  Bicycles, prams and wheelchairs may be brought on board as long as they are folded up and stowed away safely. Passengers are permitted to be accompanied by their domestic animals, on leads or in a cage, with two animals per person allowed free of charge. Additional animals are charged at half a passenger fare each.

 Disabled assistance is available but should be arranged prior to travel.

How do I find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Fort-William?

It is best to purchase tickets for train travel between Glasgow and Fort-William online, through a booking site such as Omio. This allows easy purchase well in advance, and a guarantee of being made aware of discounts that apply to different days, months or seasons. Being flexible with travel dates and times is often the best way to unlock the best prices for tickets on this route, especially during off-peak periods.

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FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Fort William from Glasgow cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Glasgow to Fort William trains for as little as $38 (€30)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train to Fort William from Glasgow?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Glasgow to Fort William train price to come in at an average of $47 (€38)  one way.
How far is Glasgow to Fort William by train?
The distance to Fort William from Glasgow by train is approximately 73 miles (118 km).
What is the Glasgow to Fort William train travel time?
The Glasgow to Fort William train duration is on average 1 h 45 min, which is to be expected when traveling 73 miles (118 km) from Glasgow to Fort William. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What station does the train from Glasgow to Fort William depart from? Which Fort William train station do I come into from Glasgow?

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

Where is the departure train station in Glasgow located? Where is the arrival train station in Fort William located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Glasgow Central, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Glasgow. The most popular arrival train station in Fort William, called Fort William, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which train companies can get me from Glasgow to Fort William?
If you're looking for trains from Glasgow to Fort William, you can rely on Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper to get you to Fort William. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Glasgow to Fort William journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What are the first and last departure train times from Glasgow to Fort William?
You can take the first train from Glasgow to Fort William at 7: 23 AM. The last train from Glasgow to Fort William that you can take departs at 1: 24 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Glasgow to Fort William schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I buy train tickets to Fort William from Glasgow to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Glasgow to Fort William is on average $47 (€38) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Glasgow to Fort William available a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Glasgow
Fort William
Glasgow Central
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Argyle