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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.

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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 working on a 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 slipway in Spring 2021. 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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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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