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 £ 37 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 37.
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Of the 1 trains that leave Glasgow for Fort William every day 1 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 45 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 45 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||£34 (€38)|
|Train companies||Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper|
Trains from Glasgow to Fort William cover the 73 miles (118 km) long route 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 journey for as low as £27, but the average price of train tickets is £34. Travellers 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.
Trains journeys from Glasgow to Fort William are quite frequent, with journeys available daily. There are on average three trains a day from Glasgow to Fort William every day of the week, except on Sundays. The trains journey takes an average of 3h 45min, depending on the time of day it will be a minute or two more or less.
There are trains operating from Glasgow to Fort William with three trains a day, one in the morning, the afternoon, and the evening. The first rain is available in the morning at 08:23 a.m., the second is available at 12:23 p.m., and the last train is in the evening at 06:23 p.m. On Saturdays, the morning and afternoon trains depart slightly later at 8:25 a.m. and the afternoon train is at 12:24 p.m., whereas the last train is at the same time as during the week. On Sundays, no trains are running on this service.
When travelling from Glasgow to Fort William by train, your journey time will depend on what time of the day your train is. The morning train takes an average of 3h 45min, in the afternoon around 3h 46min, and slightly less in the evening with a total of 3h 43min. On Saturdays, these times change slightly with a morning train of 3h 43min, afternoon journey of 3h 45min, and an evening duration of 3h 43min.
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Departure train station: Glasgow Queen Street Station is centrally located in the heart of Glasgow. You can access it by car, taxi, bus, or by metro. The bus stop 398 is located in front of the station on West George Street and links to a city loop bus that stops at Glasgow Central Station and Buchanan Bus Station. Glasgow Queen Street is also the site of the metro interchange station of SPT Subway. There is a taxi rank available, as well as cycle hire, and an express airport bus service that links the Glasgow city centre with the Glasgow Airport. The station itself offers many amenities inside such as lost property with a desk from Monday to Sunday, 07:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seating and waiting rooms, trolleys, a station buffet, toilets during station opening hours, public telephones, and Wi-Fi. The station is accessibly accommodating with customer help points, an induction loop, accessible ticket machines, an accessible booking counter, a ramp for train access, ticket gates, wheelchairs, and step-free access to all platforms. Staff help is available from Monday to Saturday from 05:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and on Sundays from 07:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Arrival train station: Fort William Station is centrally located in Fort William, which you can access by car, taxi, bicycle, or bus. The station has part-time staffing with departure scenes and announcements. The station amenities provide lost property office from Monday to Sunday 07:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m., a seated area with a waiting room, trolleys, a station buffet, toilets during office hours, baby changing facilities, showers, pay telephones, Wi-Fi, and a tourist office. There is a newsagent on site and bicycle hire. The ticket office hours are Monday to Friday 07:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m., with an earlier closing on Saturdays at 05:45 p.m. On Sundays, the office is open from 04:30 p.m. to 08:00 p.m, and in the summer between 09:30 a.m. to 08:30 p.m. There are also ticket machines and smart card validation available. There is bicycle storage available, with lockers and stands, a car park, a taxi rank, and several bus stops a short distance walk away. The station is accessibly accommodating with a customer help point, staff help Monday to Saturday 07:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 09:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. There is an induction loop, accessible machines, an accessible counter, a ramp for trains, wheelchairs, and step-free access to all platforms.
You can find trains from Glasgow to Fort William with ScotRail. ScotRail is a travel company which services journeys throughout Scotland and Northern England. It provides trains to Fort William from Glasgow three times a day, Monday to Saturday, with a journey in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
Train journeys with ScotRail from Glasgow to Fort William offer a direct service with no changes. The duration of the journey consists of an average of 3h 45min, give or take a few minutes. The trains run at a frequency of three journeys a day, one in the morning, an afternoon service, and one in the evening. ScotRail offers seat reservation services at no extra cost. It’s important to select this option when purchasing your ticket as the ticket itself does not usually guarantee you a seat.
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Fort William is a western town in the Scottish Highlands, known throughout Britain as the Outdoor Capital of the UK. It was named for King William the third and was the first town in the United Kingdom to light its streets up with hydroelectricity in 1896. It’s located along the shores of Loch Linnhe and is the gateway to the highest peak in the United Kingdom, Ben Nevis. Around the Nevis Range Mountain Resort are ski and forest trails.
There are plenty of outdoor activities, walking and bicycle trails, as well as sea activities. You can explore the river to the sea with day trips and expeditions via canoe, kayaks, and paddleboats. Movie buffs will recognise the train that runs through Fort William as the double for the Hogwarts Express train in the Harry Potter films.
Journeys with ScotRail from Glasgow to Fort William trains offer a single type of ticket fare, Standard Anytime Day Single. This fare ensures you a valid ticket to any trains departing on the booked date, or before 04:29 a.m. the following morning. If your ticket remains unused you may refund or exchange it for a small fee for up to 28 days after your booked travel date. During your journey, you may bring three pieces of luggage, two large items and a small piece of hand luggage.
You may also bring up to two pets for free in a travel basket or on a lead. Between Glasgow and Fort William, you may bring a bicycle however you will need to reserve a space for your bike before your journey. With ScotRail, there are also services for seating, wheelchair and accessibility assistance. You may choose to book assistance in advance or if you do not have time you may request assistance when you enter the station. The staff are trained to aid in any accessibility assistance.
Additionally, ScotRail offers onboard amenities to ensure a comfortable journey. This includes free Wi-Fi and catering for long journeys where you can buy drinks and snacks of Scottish produce onboard. Between certain hours ScotRail also offers hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverages.
If you’re looking for an economical solution to your train journey, there are a couple of ways to get cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Fort William. A good way to save on expensive fares is to book your train ticket well in advance. Usually dates a month or two ahead are much cheaper than purchasing a ticket for a closer date. Another way to save on prices is by being flexible about your travel times and dates. Usually, travel times early in the morning are much less expensive. Some other economic solutions include choosing a slower train or trains with connecting routes. These journey options provide economic alternatives for your train travel.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Fort William.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Glasgow Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Fort William most often arrive at Fort William and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.
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