Fort William to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    07:44
  • Last train
    17:38
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 44m
  • Distance
    153 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    4
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Fort William to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Fort William to Edinburgh take around 4 hours and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 153 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Fort William and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Fort William to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Fort William and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 5 departures on the route from Fort William to Edinburgh every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 3 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Fort William to Edinburgh?

The Fort William to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Fort William to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Fort William around 07:44 and the last train is around 17:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Fort William around 07:44, and the last at 17:38.

When to book Fort William to Edinburgh train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Fort William to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Fort William and Edinburgh?

ScotRail is the train company that operates on the route from Fort William to Edinburgh.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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