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Cheap train tickets from Fort William to Glasgow

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Fort William to Glasgow is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Fort William station (FTW)
15:34Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
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Train timetableFort William to Glasgow

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Train times from Fort William to Glasgow

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Fastest Journey

3 h 54 m


3 h 54 m

Trains per day



118 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Fort William for Glasgow every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fort William station (FTW)
15:34Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
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Overview: Train from Fort William to Glasgow

distanceDistance73 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price£39 (€44)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesScotRail or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Fort William to Glasgow cover the 73 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 37 min with our travel partners like ScotRail or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £29, but the average price of train tickets is £39. Travellers depart most frequently from Fort William and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train providers: ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper trains Fort William to Glasgow

Buy your official ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper train tickets to Glasgow from Fort William from £29 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient 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.

ScotRail from Fort William to Glasgow train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 37 min
  • Cheapest Price: £29
  • ScotRail frequency: 2 a day

Trains from Fort William to Glasgow

You can catch trains from Fort William to Glasgow about three times a day, each day of the week. The average travel time you can expect is around 3h 50min and these are all direct trips, without requiring that you stop over on the way. All of the train trips cost the same amount on standard fees, but you can find deals by keeping an eye out for last-minute deals.

Fort William to Glasgow Train Time: Daily Departures

There are three trains from Fort William to Glasgow every day, spaced out pretty equally during the day, from the early morning till late afternoon. This amounts to about 20 journeys to choose from per week. The first train leaves at roughly 7:45 a.m. and the last at about 5:40 p.m. In-between you can catch one at around 11:40 a.m.

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

The train journey from Fort William to Glasgow is a direct trip south-west that will take an average of about 3h 50min. Some of them are slightly quicker than others, so if you want to get to Glasgow faster, catch the 11:40 a.m. or the 5:40 p.m. trains. These take around 3h 45min to make the trip. The early morning train takes slightly longer, at about 3h 54min.

Glasgow Tourists George Square. Source: Shutterstock

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

Departure train station: All of the trains from Fort William to Glasgow leave from Fort William Station in the Scottish Highlands. The station isn’t very far from the city centre; in fact it will only take you about 4min to get there, taking the N47 or N44 buses operated by the Shiel Bus service. They leave the station hourly. If you don’t want to wait for one and are travelling light, you can just walk to the centre of town in about 6min. The station has a waiting room with a small buffet, baby changing facilities, a newsagent and free Wi-Fi.

Arrival train station: Trains travelling to Glasgow from Fort William all arrive at Glasgow Queen Street Station. It’s also a very centrally located station, so you won’t have to expend any effort getting to the downtown district. The best way to do so is to catch the X19 bus to West George Street Station. The trip will take about 7min. Once again if you’ve only brought something like a backpack, you can walk from the station into town in about 8min, taking a more direct route than the bus.

Which train companies travel from Fort William to Glasgow?

Only one train company services the route from Fort William to Glasgow, and that’s Scotrail. All the trips it offers are direct, without any changes or stops in-between the two cities. Given that there are only three trips a day, all essentially carbon copies of each other, there’s not much to choose from between them – except for about a 7min travel time difference between the early morning train and the other two. These are standard speed trains, so none of the journeys are high-speed trips. Other than the departure and arrival times, there’s no real disparity between any of them, which leaves you free to book whichever train you choose to book.

Scotrail trains from Fort William to Glasgow

Scotrail runs all the trains between Fort William and Glasgow. It offers three of them every day, running at standard speed. The focus is on a combination of cost-effectiveness, comfort and efficiency, so they’re all direct trips, and consequently you obviously won’t have to change trains. They take from around 3h 47 min to around 3h 54min. They make the trip seven days a week at the same times each day, so you can completely rely on the train service for punctuality and consistency.

Train Fort William to Glasgow: Services on board

Scotrail gives you a choice of a standard Commuter class or First class. We recommend you opt for Commuter class, not only because the tickets cost less, but because there isn’t a lot of difference between the two. First class essentially offers you more leg room and you’ll have blinds on your window, but other than that the perks don’t outshine Commuter class by much. The most economical way to travel on this carrier is to get an Anytime ticket or a Flexipass. This way you’ll avoid being restricted to a specific day or time. You can travel with your bicycle – reservable spaces are available.

Passengers who need limited mobility assistance are comprehensively covered by Scotrail’s Accessible Travel Policy. You can use the Turn Up & Go service, or arrange for assistance in advance. You’ll enjoy in-seat catering, which offers a variety of drinks, light meals and snacks. The menu focuses on traditional Scottish snacks, like Stoats porridge, Mackie’s crisps and Irn-Bru. You can also get sandwiches, cakes, hot drinks and a premium range of Scottish spirits. As to luggage, you can take three items with you for free, two larger ones and a small hand-carried bag.

How to find cheap train tickets from Fort William to Glasgow?

On this particular route the standard train fares are the same on every train, so there isn’t the option that you’ll have on other routes to choose lower-priced trips. That’s on the face of it, at least. There are still ways to find better deals on tickets, and this is where Omio really helps you out.

You can book a long time in advance, often several months, which is when the trains are still empty and operators are wanting to start filling them so that they can sustain economies of scale. There’s a nifty flipside to this too, in that waiting till the last moment can net you cheaper tickets as seats are cancelled and the train operator is under pressure to fill the seat. So stay flexible on when you travel to benefit from this. You can also set ticket price alerts on Omio, and when a good deal appears you’ll get an instant notification.

Glasgow Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

To Glasgow by train—travel tips

Glasgow’s most significant historical landmark is Glasgow Cathedral, built in the 12th century. You can go on free guided tours during the day. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is at one end of bustling Sauchiehall Street. It houses some illustrious works by artists like Van Gogh and Dali.

After visiting, take a walk down the length of Sauchiehall Street, lined with cafes and restaurants, trendy shops and high-end boutiques. The Necroplis is a fascinating Victorian garden cemetery next to Glasgow Cathedral, renowned for its intricately carved statues and memorials. Another unusual attraction can be found on the River Clyde in the city, the Riverside Museum, where you’ll also get the chance to explore an authentic old tall ship. There’s also the Gallery of Modern Art, and for an outdoor ramble, head to Glasgow Green or the Botanic Gardens.

For a real taste of Scottish cuisine, book a table at Ardnamurchan Scottish Restaurant & Bar, or Stravaigin, which adds an interesting modern twist. Lastly, nothing could be more authentically Scottish than the National Piping Centre and Bagpipe Museum. For more suggestions, have a squiz at our travel magazine online, The Window Seat.

FAQs: Fort William to Glasgow train

FAQs: Travel by train from Fort William to Glasgow easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Fort William to Glasgow.
Cheap train tickets from Fort William to Glasgow can start from as little as £29 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Fort William to Glasgow is £39; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Fort William to Glasgow train time is 3 h 37 min   covering the 73 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Fort William to Glasgow leaves at 06: 44. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Fort William to Glasgow leaves at 19: 50.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Fort William to Glasgow without having to change trains with ScotRail or Caledonian Sleeper. There are 3 direct trains from Fort William to Glasgow each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Fort William to Glasgow train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with ScotRail or Caledonian Sleeper. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Fort William to Glasgow to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Fort William to Glasgow with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

Passengers board the train most frequently from Fort William, which is located around 0.6 miles (990 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Glasgow from Fort William is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 37 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Fort William to Glasgow by train is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Glasgow from Fort William including taking a train or coach.

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