Travelling around Fort William and Lochaber
Fort William, Roy Bridge and the whole Lochaber region of the Scottish highlands is very easy to get to regardless of where you are travelling from. The area is extremely well serviced with good rail and road links, notably the famous and wonderfully scenic West Highland Line, and Glasgow and Inverness airports are 98 and 70 miles respectively from Fort William. A lot of people also fly into Prestwick Airport which is about 45 minutes south of Glasgow by road, or fast regular rail link.
Once in the area, Fort William car hire, Fort William bike hire and Fort William bus services are well established to offer you local service. For your assistance in planning a trip to Fort William, Roy Bridge and Lochaber, we have provided travel information and links to help you prepare your trip. Check out our useful links page for details of transportation options and other useful Lochaber information.
Locally in this area, there are taxi services in Fort William who will pick you up from any Scottish airport or railway station and they also provide Highland tours. You can compare flights and then make arrangements to rent a car from any Scottish airport, or consider renting from a local garage here in Fort William, and this can be collected from Fort William Railway station - or delivered to the hotel.
Petrol and diesel (as well as breakdown and repairs/servicing garages) are available 24 hours from Ben Service Station and Macrae and Dick in Fort William, 11 miles from Roy Bridge.
Inverness Airport in about 70 miles from Fort William, Glasgow airport is 100 miles and Edinburgh is 145 miles from Fort William. Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire is about 150 miles.