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Sunday, 26th February 2017

Planning Your Trip

Getting to Lochaber, the Outdoor Capital of the UK

With four international airports, three major ferry ports, plus good rail and road links, getting to Scotland couldn't be easier.  Thanks to an extensive road and rail network getting from your arrival point to Fort William and Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands is simple. 

By Train

The West Highland Line , departing from Glasgow Queen Street and taking in truly spectacular scenery along the way, is regularly voted the top rail journey in the world.

An overnight train, the Caledonian Sleeper, departs London Euston 6 nights per week, delivering you to the heart of the Outdoor Capital the next morning.

Take the Royal Scotsman  and travel in style! During the Summer, the 'Orient Express of the North' offers a unique way to experience the Highlands, with the Western Journey departing from Edinburgh on selected dates.

From

to Inverness

from Inverness

to Glasgow

from Glasgow

Birmingham

FLIGHT: £51.55

FLIGHT:£51.26

FLIGHT:
£ 35.53

FLIGHT:
£ 30.29

TRAIN:
£44.50 via trainline.com for May/June
Subject to change

TRAIN:
£44.50 via trainline.com for May/June
Subject to change

East Midlands

FLIGHT:
£ 30.66

FLIGHT:
£ 31.60

Manchester

FLIGHT: £69.05

FLIGHT: £50.95

FLIGHT
£74.05

FLIGHT:
£57.95

TRAIN:
£24.00 via trainline.com for May/June
Subject to change

TRAIN:
£24.00 via trainline.com for May/June
Subject to change

Leeds

FLIGHT:
£64.09

FLIGHT:
£57.89

TRAIN:
£22 via trainline.com for May/June
Subject to change

TRAIN:
£28.50 via trainline.com for May/June
Subject to change

 These prices are correct at 2/5/13 and are subject to change.

By Coach

Citylink operate bus and coach services to and from Glasgow, Inverness and Skye.

Helpful hint :  twice a day, the coach departs Glasgow International airport and brings you directly to the Outdoor Capital.  No need to transfer into Glasgow city centre!

By Car

Fort William is approximately 2hrs 30 mins' drive from Glasgow, 1 hr 45mins from Inverness and around 3 hours from Edinburgh. Car hire is available from several locations across Scotland from Rhino Car Hire.

By Foot

You can even walk to the Outdoor Capital of the UK!  Four long distance routes routes begin or end in the Outdoor Capital.

West Highland Way 150km 

The daddy of Scottish long-distance paths. Well-marked and hugely popular, it runs from the fringes of Glasgow and gives a grand introduction to the Highlands, finishing at the foot of Ben Nevis.

Great Glen Way 117km

Extending north from the West Highland Way, the relatively gentle Great Glen Way links Fort William to Inverness.

East Highland Way 78 miles

A newly developed route from Fort William to Aviemore.

Cape Wrath Trail  203 miles

Very challenging unofficial route which links the Great Glen to Cape Wrath in the far northwest; it is unmarked and suitable only for experienced hillwalkers.

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