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West Highland Line

Through rolling hills, past snow-capped mountains, across viaducts and bridges, and amidst peaceful heather moorlands, the West Highland Line unravels the secrets of Scotland's wild beauty one mile at a time. The train travels over 160 miles on a course from the bustling city of Glasgow, on the country's interior, to the sleepy fishing village of Mallaig on the Atlantic Coast. Much of the scenery along the route remains untouched and is nearly identical to what the first travelers would have seen when the rail line was built in the late 19th century.

ScotRail trains operate on the West Highland Line, ensuring each experience is filled with all the comfort and convenience for which the brand is known. Riders may select from airline-style seats that face forward or backward or choose to be seated at a table. Expansive windows line the cabins and allow guests to soak in all the amazing scenery to come in the Scottish Highlands. While there are not separate service classes, there is a Quiet Car that guests can select for their trip. Light meals, snacks, and drinks are available for purchase from the snack trolley that attendants push through the carriages. Heartier options, like sandwiches, join chocolate bars, bags of chips, and even beer and wine on the menu. Modern amenities, like Wi-Fi and power sockets, join the other onboard offerings.

The West Highland Line operates throughout the year, showcasing seasonal perspectives on the scenery. There is something ethereal that overtakes the remote landscapes when they are covered in a blanket of fresh snow - something refreshing about the glens and valleys all anew in the spring green. Six trains depart daily for the journey between Glasgow and Oban, and there are three daily trains between Glasgow and Fort William/Mallaig.

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Our customers love our West Highland Line tours
Edinburgh, the Highlands and Islands
16 Dec 2022
X Vacations By Rail GRJ
5 stars
“Great trip that was fun and very interesting. This was my first time to Scotland and having a tour by train was fantastic. Wonderful people, lots to see and easy to get around. Would recommend this trip.
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The Best of Scotland and Ireland
30 Oct 2022
X Vacations By Rail GRJ
5 stars
“Beautiful trip that took us all thru Scotland and Ireland! Now we know which towns or parts we want to come back and spend more time in! Trevor or tour manager was amazing! Would highly recommend this tour! ♥️😊. Tracy Padgett
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A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne
20 Oct 2022
X Vacations By Rail GRJ
4 stars
“Very nice trip. Several changes caused trip to vary from itinerary. Would have liked more commentary on history and people of the region from her own experience rather than pre programmed notes off internet by tour director.
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