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Travel Information

Useful travel information to Fort William, Glencoe and Ben Nevis in Scotland.

Fort William and Lochaber 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, and Glasgow and Inverness airports are 98 and 70 miles respectively from Fort William. A lot of people also fly into Edinburgh or Glasgow airport from other UK airports. Glasgow airport is 100 miles and Edinburgh is 145 miles from Fort William. Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire is about 150 miles. There are also flights into Prestwick Airport which is about 45 minutes south of Glasgow.

Travelling to the Highlands in a motorhome ? Please http: click here for advice and important information.

Bus operator CityLink have a bus service which stops at Glasgow airport in the afternoons before setting off for Glencoe, Fort William and the Isle of Skye. Shiel Buses operate a local bus service around Lochaber.

Once in the area, Fort William car hire, cycle and bike hire in Fort William and bus and coach operators in Fort William are established to offer you local service. For your assistance in planning a trip to Fort William and Lochaber, we have provided travel information and links to help you prepare your trip. The links opposite have details of transportation options and other info.

Locally in this area, there are Fort William Taxi Services who will pick you up from any Scottish airport or railway station and they also provide Highland tours. Consider renting from a local garage here in Fort William, and this can be collected from our Railway station.

If you are planning to visit Fort William from the sea, Thomas Telford Corpach Marina is a new 40 berth marina and public slipway facility at Corpach by the entrance to the Caledonian Canal. The local community developers are working to open the marina in Spring 2020. If you are interested in keeping your boat at Fort William their website has an enquiry form to express an interest in reserving a berth.

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1 Day Tours in the Highlands
A selection of Personalised Guided Day Tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Highland Tours from Fort William, await you! We can take you to places you have always wanted to see - the land of Ben's, and Glen's, of wild Stag's and Golden Eagle's the highest mountains and the deepest loch's. amazing seascapes, historic Scottish castles and keeps. Discover Glen Nevis (Braveheart - Rob Roy -locations), Old Inverlochy Castle, Achnacarry - home to Clan Cameron - Glenfinnan [Bonnie Prince Charlie and Harry Potter country] - all this, and of course, the Scenery, on our Fort William/ Glenfinnan Tour. Highland Day Tours available include the following: Over the Sea to The Isle of Skye. A tour of The Great Glen, Loch Ness and Inverness and Culloden Moor. A tour of Oban, Inverary and the famous,Glencoe, not forgetting our Day Tour of the West Coast peninsula, the most westerly point on the uk mainland,with single track roads,wandering sheep and the Lighthouse, with the remote /T-room at the end of the road. Our Scottish Highland Tours are all different, but can be arranged to suit your own individual interests. If you'd like to do a particular tour around the west Highlands we can arrange this with you. All our Scottish Highland Day Tours are taken in our comfortable MPV people carrier's, up to a maximum of six persons on any particular Highland tour that is exclusive to you. Tours from Fort William are available throughout the Spring,Summer, and Autumn months. We really look forward to hearing from you and being of service at any time. ?
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Cloudys Taxis
Cloudys Taxis are based in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, in Fort William. We are in a prime location to transfer you to or from any airport, train station or ferry terminal to wherever you want to be in the Lochaber and west coast areas. We are only a few hours drive from all of the major Scottish airports and ferry-ports. Our prices are very competitive and we can take you from the heart of the city to the remote West Coast any time of day or night. So, when you want to go from the city to the croft, you can call Cloudy’s Taxi to carry you there in safety and comfort. We will transport you from A to B, in our modern, comfortable taxis, driven by our friendly, polite and courteous driver. We do recommend pre-booking for airport and city transfers. Please feel free to contact us today, with your requirements and we will deliver our best quote for the journey. Why not try our uniquely tailored whisky tours, you can sample some of our most famous malts anywhere in the north of Scotland. With our unparalleled location in Fort William on the west coast, we can transport you to a wide variety of whisky distilleries both locally and further north (or south, if you are partial to a lowland tipple!). Cloudy has been taking customers on whisky tours for a number of years and has built up a substantial rapport with many of them. From a simple tour of two or three distilleries, Cloudy’s Taxi can be booked for an entire day of sampling at any number of the Speyside distilleries. The choice is entirely up to you. West Coast Distilleries There are currently three distilleries within easy reach of Fort William. They include Oban, Ardnamurchan and Fort William’s very own Ben Nevis Distillery. These can all be packaged into a one day tour (this is to take into account the distance from Fort William to the Ardnamurchan distillery and back). Prices vary and booking is definitely essential. Speyside Drams A popular request from customers is a tour of several of the Speyside distilleries, including the Dalwhinnie and Dallas Dhu. Again, we can only make recommendations. But if you’ve come to Scotland to sample your favourite tipple, then we can arrange a tour to suit your requirements.  We are currently offering a 3 and a half hour tour featuring the following locations: A walking tour of the Old Fort remains Ben Nevis Distillery Tour Commando Memorial and the Clan Cameron Museum To book a unique Cloudy’s Whisky Tour, then contact us today on 07500 36 24 24 or email us here and let us know where you’d like to visit and we will respond with a personal quote. As you can appreciate, each tour is different and this is reflected in the price.
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Practical Car Hire
Car, Van & Minibus Hire and from Practical Rental - Fort William, Scotland We are a specialist provider of self-drive car hire in the Fort William and Lochaber areas. We provide the fastest and most convenient car rental service available, with a free collection and delivery service for the Fort William area. No need to wait at a rental desk in a mile long queue, we provide a meet & greet service with all of your documentation prepared in advance. All you have to do is check over your vehicle, sign the paperwork, get on the road and enjoy your holiday! Our Fleet We have a range of vehicles available to suit all needs with economy cars, family hatchbacks, 9 seater people carriers, SWB vans and 17 seater minibuses on our fleet. We also have automatic transmission vehicles available. Have a look at our website for full information on all our vehicles. Free Delivery We provide a free delivery service to any address in the Fort William area. Hotels, B&Bs, hostels, campsites, railway station & bus station, we cover them all. Staying a wee bit outside of Fort William? Not a problem, we can also deliver to you for a small additional charge. Please contact us or check out our coverage area on our website. We deliver within normal working hours (8:30 – 17:30 Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 13:00 on Saturdays) but if you are arriving late we can offer an out of hours service but it is subject to staff availability and an additional £10 charge may apply. No Additional Charges for Non-UK Licences. We do not apply any surprise charges when you are booking your hire car and make no additional charges for a non-UK licence. However for any non-EU licence that is not in the English language we do require a valid international driving licence.
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