Travel to Fort William

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

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.


Regular train services are available into Fort William from Glasgow and the south. Trains from Glasgow to Fort William take three hours 45 minutes, and there are three departures from Glasgow each day.

This journey costs from £20, and can be booked up to three months in advance.

There are no train connections to Fort William from Inverness.

If possible, we'd suggest arriving into Fort William on the Friday afternoon or evening before your challenge, and spending a night locally so you'll be well rested.

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.


If arriving from the South East or overseas, flights into Glasgow are suggested, followed by a train into Fort William - the train from Glasgow to Fort William takes about five hours.

Alternatively, fly into Inverness, and then take a coach service across to Fort William, as below, taking about two hours.

If flying, note that airlines may not allow walking poles in carry-on luggage.

Buses & Coaches

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

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