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|Avg. Train Duration|
4 hours 45 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£36|
|Trains depart from:||Glasgow|
|Trains 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 book a train from Glasgow Central to Fort William most frequently for this route.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Glasgow Central, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Fort William, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.
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