East Highland Way

Travel Information

Detailed Travel Information for the East Highland Way will be supplied in your Information Pack, but the following may help with your planning.

Arriving into Scotland

By Air:
Nearest International Airports: Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick.

Nearest Domestic Airport: Inverness.

An airport shuttle bus operates to Glasgow city centre (journey time 25 minutes).
Several domestic airlines fly daily into Inverness Airport including Easyjet and Flybe. It is approximately a 2 hour journey by Citylink coach from Inverness to Fort William.

By Rail:
Nearest Railway Station: Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Queen Street Station.
The journey from London Euston to Glasgow Central Station takes approximately 5 hours 30 minutes. Frequent services operate on the West Coast Mainline to Glasgow.

By Road:
If you plan to travel by car it may be possible to leave it at the Guest House or Hotel at the start or end of your walk, for the duration of your holiday. We can check this for you when your booking is confirmed. We should mention, however, that it would mean at least two separate journeys by public transport in order to return to Fort William from Aviemore.

Getting to Fort William

By Rail: First Scotrail operate train services to Fort William and to other destinations around the country. There are usually 3 services from Glasgow Queen Street Station each day and 2 on a Sunday (journey time 3 hours 50 minutes). 

By Bus: There are regular Citylink coaches to Fort William each day (journey time 3 hours).

Returning from Aviemore

By Rail:
First Scotrail operate train services south to Glasgow and Edinburgh. There are usually 3 services per day and 1 on a Sunday (journey time 3 hours 15 minutes). There are also regular train services north to Inverness (40 minutes).

By Bus:
There are regular Citylink bus services to Inverness (2 hours), Glasgow (3 hours) or Edinburgh (4 hours 30 minutes).

Car Hire
If you wish to extend your walking holiday we would be delighted to arrange car hire for you. We offer great value, fully inclusive rates and ensure we arrange the right car to suit your needs. The rates we obtain are fully inclusive with no hidden extras, and we can arrange one way hires if you are flying into one airport and returning from another.

Train Tickets
Great savings can be made by buying your train tickets in advance through theTrainline website at
www.thetrainline.com. Although tickets can only be mailed to a UK address, overseas customers can still order tickets in advance and collect them from a Fast Ticket machine in the UK. Fast Ticket machines are located in most mainline railway stations.