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Journey Summary

Glasgow to Fort William Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 45 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £36
Trains depart from:Glasgow
Trains arrive in:Fort William
Distance:118 km
Train Companies:Scotrail

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
Travel by train to Fort William 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 Glasgow to Fort William.
How much do cheap train tickets between Glasgow and Fort William cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Glasgow to Fort William for as little as £24  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Glasgow to Fort William?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Glasgow to Fort William train prices are on average £35  one way.
What is the distance between Glasgow and Fort William via train?
The Glasgow to Fort William train distance is approximately 73 miles (118 km).
How long does it take from Glasgow to Fort William by train?
On average the train from Glasgow to Fort William duration is 3 h 43 min  for the 73 miles (118 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Glasgow to Fort William, which train station in Glasgow do I depart from and which train station in Fort William do I arrive in?

Omio customers book a train from Glasgow Central   to Fort William   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Glasgow train station to Fort William? Where is the Fort William train station?

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.

Which train providers can take me between Glasgow and Fort William?
If you're looking for trains from Glasgow to Fort William, you can rely on Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper to get you to Fort William. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Glasgow to Fort William trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train to Fort William from Glasgow?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Glasgow to Fort William with Scotrail  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
What time is the earliest train from Glasgow to Fort William? What time is the last train from Glasgow to Fort William?
If you prefer early morning trains from Glasgow to Fort William, the first train leaves at 07: 23. If you prefer late night trains from Glasgow to Fort William, the last train of the day leaves at 11: 20. Omio shows you the latest train from Glasgow to Fort William timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
When should I purchase Glasgow Fort William train tickets to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket between Glasgow and Fort William within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £35 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Fort William from Glasgow are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Fort William
Glasgow Central

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Argyle