Travelling to The Highland Club
If you're exploring the Scottish Highlands and staying with us at Fort Augustus Abbey, the easiest way to see everything is by car. Whether you've arrived with your own car, hired one locally or organised a tour guide and chauffer.
Drive to The Highland Club
Driving from the Inverness direction, the fastest route to The Highland Club is by following the signs for Fort William (the A82). A more scenic route is the B862 via Foyers or the B851 from the A9.
Driving from the South, the quickest route is to follow the road signs to Stirling and Perth; travel north on the A9 and then turn left at Dalwhinnie on the A889 and then left into the A86 in the Fort William direction. Turn right at Spean Bridge to join the A82 towards Inverness.
Driving from the South West, follow the A82 towards Fort William continuing until you reach Fort Augustus.
Spoil yourself - be driven in style and luxury with a chauffeur service
Professional, friendly, luxury 4x4 rentals (with or without chauffeur service) are available from Aberdeen 4X4 Hire. They can arrange to meet you from Inverness airport or the train station and we have negotiated a 10% discount on behalf of our guests. Please ask us for the details when you make your holiday reservation with us.
Taxi from Inverness or Fort William
Professional, friendly taxi services are available form a variety of companies.
From both Fort William and Inverness, you can hire a car with Sixt rent a car or EasyDrive Scotland. Inverness also has Avis, Rhino Car Hire, and Enterprise rent-a-car. Fort William also offers Practical Car Hire, which can be delivered to the train station.
At Inverness Airport, you can rent a car with Avis, Europcar, Interrent Car Hire, Firefly, Alamo, or many other companies.
Buses to Fort Augustus from Inverness and Fort William
Inverness railway station (35 miles)
You can travel to Inverness during the day from Kings Cross station in London (approx 9 hour journey) or at night via the Caledonian Sleeper which leaves London Euston in the evening around 9pm, arriving at Inverness by 9am the following morning (approx 12 hour journey).
Scotrail also offers sleeper trains to Fort William from different locations in Scotland as well, such as Glasgow or Edinburgh.
Fort William railway station (32 miles)
An alternative train station for arrival to get to The Highland Club is in Fort William and you can now travel from London to Fort William via the Caledonian Sleeper (an overnight rail service with beds) which leaves London Euston in the evening around 9pm, arriving at Fort William by 10am the following morning.
Spean Bridge railway station (23 miles)
The closest train station to The Highland Club is in Spean Bridge and you can now travel from London to Speak Bridge via the Caledonian Sleeper (an overnight rail service with beds) which leaves London Euston in the evening around 9pm, arriving at Spean Bridge around 9.45am the following morning.
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Inverness Airport (43 miles)
The closest airport to The Highland Club is Inverness airport, located in Dalcross, just outside Inverness. There are direct flights from Amsterdam Schiphol, Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Gatwick, Kirkwall, Luton, Manchester, Orkney, and Stornoway. Airlines that fly in are British Airways and Easyjet.
The drive from Inverness airport takes around 60 minutes.
GlasgowAirport (Paisley) (131 miles)
The drive from Glasgow airport takes around 3 hours.
There are two airports in Glasgow: Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick. To drive from Glasgow the fastest route is to take the A82 towards Fort William, continuing until you reach Fort Augustus.
Edinburgh Airport (158 miles)
The drive from Edinburgh Airport takes around 3.5 hours.
To drive from Edinburgh, the fastest route is to take the A9 and then turn left at Dalwhinnie on the A889, then left into the A86 towards Fort William, and finally turn right at Spean Bridge to join the A82 towards Inverness.
We don't often receive requests for helicopter landings but we aim to please and it can be arranged if you prefer to travel that way - Sir Chris Hoy did after all!