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Fort William to Manchester by train

It takes an average of 10h 23m to travel from Fort William to Manchester by train, over a distance of around 257 miles (413 km). There are normally 2 trains per day traveling from Fort William to Manchester and tickets for this journey start from $156.21 when you book in advance.

First train

10:40 am

Last train

7:50 pm

Departure station

Fort William

Arrival station

Manchester

Journey time

From 10h 21m

Distance

257 miles (413 km)

Frequency

2 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $156.21

Train operators

ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper

Taking the train from Fort William to Manchester in 10 hours 21 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Fort William to Manchester? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 10 hours 23 minutes to travel the 413 km from Fort William to Manchester by train, although you can get there in as little as 10 hours 21 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 2 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Fort William to Manchester start from $156.21 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Manchester? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

FAQs for Fort William to Manchester

Want to know more about your journey from Fort William to Manchester? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Fort William to Manchester take?

The average journey time by train between Fort William and Manchester is 10 hours and 23 minutes, with around 2 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Fort William and Manchester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Fort William to Manchester is 10 hours and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Fort William to Manchester cost?

Train tickets from Fort William to Manchester can start from as little as $156.21 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Fort William to Manchester?

No, there are no direct train services from Fort William to Manchester. Travelling from Fort William to Manchester by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Fort William to Manchester leave?

The first train from Fort William to Manchester leaves at 10:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Fort William to Manchester leave?

The last train from Fort William to Manchester leaves at 19:50. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Fort William and Manchester by train?

Trains travelling from Fort William to Manchester cover a distance of around 257 miles (413 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester to Fort William.

Cheap train tickets from Fort William to Manchester

Train tickets from Fort William to Manchester start at $156.21 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Fort William to Manchester is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.

What are my ticket options for this journey?

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