Travel to Fort William

Our advice for travelling to Fort William, suitable for our Open National Three Peaks events.

We suggest travelling to Fort William either by train from Glasgow, or coach from Inverness.

We suggest arriving into Fort William on the afternoon of the day before your challenge, and spending a night so you'll be well rested.

Best value to Fort William from the south? Fly easyJet from London Gatwick or Birmingham (from about £35), then train to Fort William (£34.50). From Manchester, fly to Inverness (from £25) then coach to Fort William (£11.60).
If flying, note that airlines may not allow walking poles in carry-on luggage.

Travel via Glasgow

By train

Trains from Glasgow to Fort William take three hours 45 minutes, and there are three departures from Glasgow each day.

This journey costs from £34.50, and can be booked up to three months in advance.

There is a very fun sleeper train from London Euston with connections en route - it arrives into Fort William at 10am so you would need to take the Thursday night service and spend Friday in Fort William, for our Saturday start events.

Flights to Glasgow

If arriving from the south or overseas, you can fly into Glasgow followed by a train into Fort William.

British Airways, easyJet and Flybe fly to Glasgow airport.

Travel via Inverness

By coach

Several daily Citylink bus services (route 919) connect Inverness and Fort William, each way, taking two hours and costing £11.60. See the Citylink website for more details.

There are no train connections to Fort William from Inverness.

Flights to Inverness

British Airways and easyJet both fly direct to Inverness, from London Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester.

Getting Around In Fort William

Once in Fort William, much of the accommodation is based around the central town. For places further afield, our preferred taxi firm are Greyhound Taxis on 01397 705050.


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