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Great Way to travel to Isle of Skye

Really enjoyed the trip from Glasgow to Mallaig. Purchased our tickets online a couple weeks before... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cowgirl41
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Venice, Florida
One of the great railway journeys

Left Glasgow at 8:21 am and got back from Mallaig at 9:20pm. Amazing scenery as the line climbs... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Silch
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Silchester, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the trip from Glasgow to Mallaig. Purchased our tickets online a couple weeks before (from our home in USA) and then typed in our confirmation number at the Queen Street station kiosk and out popped the tickets. We were not able to reserve...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Left Glasgow at 8:21 am and got back from Mallaig at 9:20pm. Amazing scenery as the line climbs over Rannoch Moor and then onward from Fort William to Malliag. Fish and chips in Mallaig and then back to Glasgow. Of course one can do the...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

A lovely couple of hours travelling on the train taking in the beautiful scenery and nature. I would recommend doing this journey

Thank Krystena J
Reviewed 3 May 2018

I travelled from Glasgow to Mallaig and back one week later. I enjoyed every minute. Every sceneary was so breathtaking - Rannoch Moor with no people but incredible numbers of deer, Highlands, Glennfinnan Viaduct (the trail even stopped in the middle, the sun started to...More

1  Thank lenka2
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Once out of the city this is a stunning journey, Don,t waste your money on special tourist trains at very high prices just choose the normal service train at a quiet time of day and you will not be dissapointed. The views from the train...More

Thank Francis B
Reviewed 6 February 2018

A return winter weekend journey between Fort William from Edinburgh for only £25 - seems too good to be true - but that is the value you get from Scotrail. After leaving Glasgow suburbs behind, the train heads out up the Gareloch then across to...More

2  Thank Helen W
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Have ridden this line a few times in the past before. Beautiful scenery!! If you are going to travel by train only in Scotland get a Scot Rail Pass!! It's the only way to travel!!

Thank Bobby31225
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Travelled with Scot Rail from Glasgow to Mallaig. Unfortunately the day we travelled the weather was not kind, and it was somewhat overcast and misty, but did not detract from the overall experience. Feel comfortable to sleep for the first hour or so while you...More

Thank OzTonto
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Do not despair if you cannot book the steam train! The scenery is just as stunning taking the Scotrail (we tried to get steam but booked too late). Everyone says it's the Fort William to Mallaig part that's the best, yet my husband and I...More

Thank Charlene L
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We drove to Lochearnhead and booked two nights at a B and B. Drove to Crianlarich and caught the Abbellio train to Mallaig and return. We booked online and you can collect tickets from any station with ticket collection machines. We pre booked seats which...More

Thank Francis S
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angelah945
18 June 2018|
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Response from cowgirl41 |
Hi there. I live in the USA and pre-booked our tickets on the West Highland Line before we arrived. It makes it easier for sure, because then you just type in your confirmation number at the kiosk (like at the Queen St... More
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skhamon
6 March 2018|
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Response from Bobby31225 | Reviewed this property |
The steam train is more of a tourist train. I'd just take the regular train as it will far less crowded!! The busses to and in and around Skye are great! You should drop the car.
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Erin C
25 February 2018|
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Response from Bobby31225 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it does. But the scenery is better coming down from Mallaig to Fort William or going up from Fort William to Mallaig. It's still a nice journey from Fort william into Glasgow though.
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