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Situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, beneath the shadow of Ben Nevis and on the shores of Loch Linnhe, Fort William boasts a feast for the eyes few stations can match. It's no surprise that the town is known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK - visitors can literally pick up a footpath a short distance from the station and into the rolling hills of Lochaber and on to Britain's highest mountain, so be sure to pack your hiking boots. Rail first arrived in Fort William in 1894 as the terminus for the famous West Highland Line - one of the world's great railway journeys. The modern station opened in 1975. With daily services to and from Glasgow with its connections to most major UK cities - including the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston - Fort William fast became the UK's most popular outdoor activity destination. The station is also the starting point for The Jacobite, the only steam-powered train still running on the mainline in Great Britain.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Scottish Bookings only
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:00 - 20:00
Saturday 07:00 - 17:45
Sunday 16:30 - 20:00
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageAvailable
Shops noteNews agent Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesDiscounted cycle hire available at Nevis Cycles to holders of valid rail tickets. Visit www.neviscycles.co.uk or call 01397 705 555 for more information
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Accessible - Level access to ticket office and all platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Fort William station has a waiting room, ticket office, a newsagent, toilets, showers, luggage lockers, baby-changing facilities, ticket counter and the Lochaber Cafè. There is also a Thomas Cook travel agents and printing-supplies shop in the main concourse. The toilets are in the waiting room. There are two platforms. A car park can be found at the front of the station and taxis await the arrival of trains to supply lifts into town.

Departures and arrivals from Fort William

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Fort William station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to MallaigScotRail16:192On time
to Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail17:371On time
to MallaigScotRail22:111On time
to Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail07:441Scheduled
to MallaigScotRail08:302Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail16:092On time
from MallaigScotRail17:281On time
from MallaigScotRail19:372On time
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail22:061On time
from MallaigScotRail07:251Scheduled
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