Fort William Transport Information

About Fort William


Fort William is the largest town in the West Highlands with a resident population of 12,000 although this can double at the height of Summer owing to the number of visitors and seasonal workers arriving in Lochaber, when accommodation can be hard to find. The Gaelic name for the town is An Gearasdan (the Garrison) however it has had a number of English names, including Gordonsburgh, Maryburgh and Duncansburgh, according to the politics and land ownership of the time, before settling on the current controversial moniker, named after King William of Orange. A vote by the town council to change the name to Inver Nevis was narrowly voted down for fear of doing damage to the areas main source of income - tourism. The Lochaber area is known as the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK' which encompasses a variety of sports and activities including; skiing at nearby Glencoe and Aonach Mor, climbing, watersports, hiking (Fort William is the start / end point of four long distance hiking trails), mountain biking (Aonach Mor Mountain hosts the Downhill World Cup every June) and off-road motorcycling.

How To Get To / From Fort William


Fort William sits approximately half way between Glasgow and Inverness on the A82, the main arterial route connecting the Central Belt with the West Highlands. Scottish Citylink operates four buses per day between Glasgow and Fort William on its Skye route. They also operate a regular service between Oban and Inverness with all buses stopping in Fort William. The town is also the main junction on the famous West Highland Rail Line, with four daily trains from Glasgow and an overnight sleeper service from London. From Fort William you can continue onto Mallaig, Scotland's most westerly mainland port and gateway to Skye, on the regular service train or treat yourself to a trip on the Jacobite Express steam train, otherwise know as the 'Hogwarts Express'!

You might find it more convenient and cost effective to book a private transfer for your journey to / from Fort William. Kinclan MPV Executive Travel provide a reliable transfer service from all main Scottish & UK cities, ports, rail stations and airports by executive minivan for up to eight passengers plus luggage. Our rates for our most popular transfers to / from Fort William are as follows:

Transfers between Fort William and......

Glasgow City - from £165.00

Glasgow Airport - from £165.00

Prestwick Airport - from £205.00

Edinburgh Airport - from £219.00

Edinburgh City - from £219.00

Stirling City - from £169.00

Dundee City- from £229.00

Perth City - from £199.00

Aberdeen City - from £299.00

Aberdeen Airport - from £305.00

Newcastle Airport - from £379.00

Manchester Airport - from £479.00

London Airports - from £699.00

The advantages of a Kinclan private transfer are:

  • door to door service
  • take as much luggage as you like
  • box trailer available on request
  • up to 8 passengers per vehicle
  • reclining seats with superior leg room
  • experienced local drivers
  • reliable and punctual
  • child seats provided at no extra cost
  • complimentary chilled mineral water & Highland toffees

Please contact us to discuss your requirements. We can also quote for locations not listed above.

KinClan MPV Executive Travel

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Est. 2009