We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

West Highland Line

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Fort William PH33 6WX, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 845 601 5929

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 257 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 180
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
  • 3
  • 6
Caledonian Sleeper Service to Euston and back

We have used this service several times in the sleeper couchettes .This time we boarded the highland line which goes to Fortwilliam I think. It is now owned by a private company... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
Helensburgh, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Fort William

Add Photo Write a Review

257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 245: English reviews
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We have used this service several times in the sleeper couchettes .This time we boarded the highland line which goes to Fortwilliam I think. It is now owned by a private company who have plans to upgrade it. Certainly some of that is apparent. This is now a USB charging socket in the cabins.Towels are provided as is an amenity... More 

1 Thank Sailrepair
Level Contributor
173 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is just the regular passenger train but it's so much cheaper then the Jacobite one. Book early for the best prices, I got a return from Fort William to Mallaig for £6.60!! Reserved seats and a trolley on board for drinks and snacks. The left side is the best for the views and they are spectacular. The viaduct and... More 

5 Thank janicejanroxy
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We travelled from Glasgow to our hotel in Fort William and then later in the week completed the journey from Fort William to Mallaig. At this time of the year the Jacobite Steam train does not run so we did the FW to Mallaig part by regular train (The views are the same and it's MUCH cheaper). It really is... More 

2 Thank BootneckBirmingham
York, UK
Level Contributor
480 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The West Highland line runs from Mallaig, through Fort William to Glasgow. There's also a branch from Crianlarich to Oban. There are 3 trains per day that complete the 5.5 hour journey al the way from Mallaig to Glasgow. We travelled from Fort William to Glasgow on board the 11:40 on a cold November Tuesday. We didn't have any seat... More 

Thank Skeldergate
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Other reviewers here spell out all the amazing views to thrill you on this trip. This is a world class journey. From Glasgow our train comprised 4 coaches, 2 for Oban and 2 for Mallaig, splitting at Crianlarich. Amazing vistas on both sides but especially the left, west-facing. Good trolley service between Glasgow and Fort William or bring your own.... More 

Thank timgreen
Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

After boarding at Glasgow Queen Street, the train left and wends its way along the northern shore of the Firth of Clyde before diverting north through unspoiled countryside towards Arrochar and onwards to Crianlarich. Just one word of advice, make sure you are on the right part of the train before it divides at Crianlarich - and continues West towards... More 

Thank Baz_1972
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

... If so, I have yet to find it. The whole journey is fantastic, from Glasgow to Mallaig. I don't understand why its not a tourist must in its own right. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Alps ... none compare. The west HIghland line is on our doorstep and yet, most Brits have never taken it. Oh how much we... More 

2 Thank Moragus
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
269 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Travelled the train starting at Glasgow, stopped overnight at Fort William then on to Mallaig. Fortunate enough to get seats together with our friends although at time of booking tickets were unable to get seats near each other. This set the scene for an amazing journey. The scenery is spectacular and our cameras were in action constantly. Tourists from overseas... More 

1 Thank Margaret B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
158 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I travelled up on the Highland sleeper and woke up to a full, Scottish breakfast to start the scenic show. The high mountains and deep lochs are not to be bettered. The remoteness of Rannoch moor is unique in this crowded island- it goes on for miles and miles. Its as good as its looks

1 Thank jim g
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must do journey. Whether you like trains or not the views alone make it well worthwhile. The LHS is the better side heading from Glasgow to Mallaig but bear in mind that the train will be in reverse from Fort William (a small part of the total journey) onwards. The trolley service is good and tea is... More 

Thank PostnicheNomad

Travellers who viewed West Highland Line also viewed

Fort William, Lochaber
Fort William, Lochaber

Been to West Highland Line? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of West Highland Line and other visitors
9 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from West Highland Line staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?