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Train from Ft. William to Glasgow

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Train from Ft. William to Glasgow

Hello,

I'll be traveling in September of this year, and just went to look up train times/fare from Ft. William --> Queen St. Station, and see there aren't any available times for the 16th of September. Am I looking too far in advance?

I checked the Saturday before and they had very limited times. Is this also common? I was hoping for a 3pm departure.

A little more background...I will be starting out in Edinburgh and renting a car and driving through the Highlands for, and am debating returning a car in Ft William, or in Glasgow. (Our hotel is right by Queen St Station). Then we have an evening and a morning in Glasgow before our 2pm flight. Trying to figure out what's the best option.

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1. Re: Train from Ft. William to Glasgow

You may find it difficult to drop the car off in Ft William.

And yes too far in advance for the er... advance fares.

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2. Re: Train from Ft. William to Glasgow

I don't think you will be able to return a car in Ft.William.

I would plan on returning it in Glasgow and probably the airport would be best.

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3. Re: Train from Ft. William to Glasgow

Ah ok!

Thanks!!

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4. Re: Train from Ft. William to Glasgow

Ditto almost impossible to drop in Ft William, no large operators there.

There are only 3 trains per day between Glasgow and Fort William or vice versa!

Just look up the timetable for this Saturday to show what's available.

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5. Re: Train from Ft. William to Glasgow

Trains leave at lunchtime or teatime. Nothing at 3 pm or near it. The late train is marked SX - Saturdays excepted. So not on the 16th unfortunately.

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6. Re: Train from Ft. William to Glasgow

The late train is of course the Caledonian Sleeper, which runs through Queen St Low Level just after midnight, no Sleepers run on Saturday Nights.

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7. Re: Train from Ft. William to Glasgow

"Advance" tickets are released approx 12 weeks before departure, after engineering timetables have been confirmed and seat reservations opened.

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8. Re: Train from Ft. William to Glasgow

I think keep the car and drop off in Glasgow is the answer.

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