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How to Get Here

By Train

Fort William’s train station is a 6-minute drive, 33-minute bus ride or 40-minute walk away from the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre. The station is connected to the rest of the UK via Glasgow making train a fantastic and eco-friendly way to start your trip.

If you’re coming from the south, then be sure to check out the Caledonian Sleeper train which runs overnight and offers private rooms with comfy beds so you can sleep your way to Scotland.

By Car

Follow the M6 north until it changes to the A74 at Gretna Green, another change to the M74 will bring you into Glasgow. You’ll need to leave Glasgow on the M8 before turning off to cross the River Clyde then on to the A82 all the way up to Fort William.

Glasgow and Edinburgh both offer car hire options.

By Coach

National Express services run to Glasgow from London, Birmingham, Leeds, and more, from as little as £20.50. See below for onward travel.

Local Buses

From Glasgow, you can take the number 914 bus straight up to Fort William. This journey will take about 3.5 hours and might not be best for those who suffer from motion sickness – take the train instead!

A local bus company, Shiel buses can be used for getting in and out of Fort William and the N41 bus will take you up to the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre.

By Bike

If you enjoy cycling, why not use pedal power to come to the beautiful, Scottish Mountains. Visit Sustrans to find quiet, traffic-calmed and traffic-free routes linked with local roads to bring you to the foot of the UK’s tallest mountain.

By Air

Glasgow's airport is a key entry point into the Scottish Highlands and while train is better for the environment, a flight certainly is faster. See other options above for onward travel options to Fort William.

By Sea

Visit Fort William lists a variety of ferry companies who connect to Scotland from Ireland and Europe. Travelling by sea will give you a journey to remember along the magnificent Scottish coast.

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