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Overview: Train from Glasgow to Fort William

distanceDistance73 miles (118 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price$52 (€43)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersScotrail or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Glasgow to Fort William cover the 73 miles (118 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 42 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 journey for as low as $51 (€42), but the average price of train tickets is $52 (€43). 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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Glasgow to Fort William

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FAQs

How much do cheap trains between Glasgow and Fort William cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Glasgow to Fort William trains for as little as $51 (€42)  in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket from Glasgow to Fort William?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Glasgow to Fort William train price to come in at an average of $52 (€43)  one way.

How far is Fort William from Glasgow by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Glasgow to Fort William by train to be approximately 73 miles (118 km).

How many hours is the train time between Glasgow and Fort William?

On average the Glasgow to Fort William train time is 3 h 42 min  covering the 73 miles (118 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Glasgow and arrival train station in Fort William?

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

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Glasgow Central and travel around 0.5 miles (757 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Fort William and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (564 m) from the train station to the city center in Fort William.

Which train providers can take me between Glasgow and Fort William?

For the trip from Glasgow to Fort William you can take a train with Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Glasgow to Fort William on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When does the first train depart from Glasgow to Fort William? When does the last train depart from Glasgow to Fort William?

The earliest train departing from Glasgow to Fort William leaves at 8: 22 AM. The last train departing from Glasgow to Fort William leaves at 6: 24 PM. You can find the latest Glasgow to Fort William train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I purchase Glasgow to Fort William train tickets to get the best deals?

If you buy a train ticket from Glasgow to Fort William within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $52 (€43) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Glasgow and Fort William are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Fort William
The major railway station for departures from Glasgow is Glasgow Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Glasgow Central for your journey from Glasgow to Fort William.
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Glasgow Central
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper