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.
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3 h 43 m
3 h 44 m
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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.
|Distance||73 miles (118 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 45 min|
|Average train ticket price||$47 (€38)|
|Train providers||Scotrail 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ScotRail is the only operator offering trains from 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.
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.
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.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Glasgow Central to Fort William.
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.
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