Travel to Fort William

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

Via Glasgow or Inverness

We suggest travelling to Fort William via Glasgow or Inverness - both have international airports. Then, either by train from Glasgow, or coach from Inverness.

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

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.

Travel via Glasgow

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.

To Fort William 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.

Travel via Inverness

Flights to Inverness

British Airways and easyJet both fly direct to Inverness, variously from London Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Bristol.

To Fort William 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.

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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