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Travel & Parking

Getting to Fort William

Roads around Fort William can become very busy over the summer months so consider making your journey here a special part of your holiday experience. Let someone else take care of the driving whilst you sit back and relax on the bus or train, taking in those stunning views!

Bus
Citylink Bus | Shiel Buses | West Coast Buses

Train
Scotrail | Jacobite Steam Train (Harry Potter Train)

Visiting Glen Nevis & Ben Nevis

Glen Nevis is one of Scotland's most beautiful and accessible Glens, rich in natural and cultural interest, with stunning views. We aim to make Glen Nevis a beautiful place for locals and visitors alike, and we thank you for minimising your impact on the area by following the guidance on our site.

By far, the best way to experience Glen Nevis and Ben Nevis is to walk, run, bike, wheel, take the Glen Nevis bus or book a trip with one of our local guides

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Travel Times:

Fort William High Street to the start of Glen Nevis:
Walking: 11 minutes
Cycling: 5 Minutes

Glen Nevis Bus Timetable

Bike Hire in Fort William (mountain and electric bikes)
Nevis CyclesOff Beat Bikes

Parking in Glen Nevis

Glen Nevis is extremely busy during the summer months, car parking is limited and fills up early in the day, therefore we advise you to either leave your car at your accommodation or park in Fort William and walk, bike or take the bus into Glen Nevis. 

Where there are areas designated for Mountain Rescue or emergency access, please ensure you do not park in these spaces or block access to them. 

Braveheart Car Park

Park here for: Peat Track, Cow Hill Circuit, Dun Deardail.

Operated by: Forestry & Land Scotland
Spaces: 25
Toilets: No (Nearest toilets are a 9-minute walk to the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre)
Water bottle Refill: No
Day parking for Campervans / Motorhomes: Yes (No overnight parking)
Parking Charges: 

Up to 1hour =£1.00
Car All Day =£3.00
Blue Badge Holder =Free
Annual Pass £40 from here.

Ben Nevis Visitor Centre

Park here for: the Visitor Centre, Ben Nevis Mountain Path, Riverside All-ability Trail, Place of Contemplation
Operated by: High Life Highland
Car Spaces: 120
Toilets: Yes
Water bottle Refill: Yes
Day parking for Campervans / Motorhomes: Yes
Parking Charges: 

Up to 1 hour =£2
All day =£6

Lower Falls Car Park

Lower Falls Car Park will be closed from Monday 14th March until the end of May. Please plan your route accordingly and if you are in a large vehicle, please do not drive into Glen Nevis.

Park here for: Lower Falls, Lower Falls to Paddy’s Bridge trail, climbing at Polldubh and accessing the Mamores

Operated by: Nevis Landscape Partnership
Spaces: 50
Toilets: No
Water bottle Refill: No
Day parking for Campervans / Motorhomes: Yes (4 Spaces)
Parking charges: TBC

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By paying to use Lower Falls carpark you are helping to maintain this facility and supporting our work maintaining the path network and improving biodiversity in the Nevis area.

Thank you

Campervans and Motorhomes

Day parking in Glen Nevis

Glen Nevis is extremely busy over the summer months, parking is limited and fills up early in the morning. We would strongly recommend parking for the day in Fort William and walk, bike or take the Glen Nevis Bus into Glen Nevis.

There are three carparks with ample space for your campervan / motorhome in town:

  • An Aird Carpark No. 1  - located between Morrisons and Lidl
  • An Aird Carpark No.2 - located opposite Lidl
  • West End Car Park - located at west end of the town on the shores of Loch Linnhe

If you choose to take your vehicle into Glen Nevis, please note the following:

  • Campervans / motorhomes must not travel past Lower Falls Car Park and should park there to explore this area further (currently closed for refurbishment). The road past this point is single track with a number of low weight limit bridges. They were not designed for the volume or type of vehicles which have, in recent years, attempted to access this area.
  • There are limited campervan/motorhome designated spaces in each of the carparks. If these are all full please consider visiting Glen Nevis another day, or park in town and walk bike or take the Glen Nevis Bus instead.

Please, do not take your vehicle past the Lower Falls Car Park.

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There are few places to turn around and the very small car park at the end of the road fills early in the morning. This makes manoeuvering large vehicles difficult and extremely dangerous both for campervan / motorhome users and other members of the public.

Please stop at Lower Falls

Overnighting

Due to the high number of campervans / motorhomes arriving daily, you may not overnight in carparks, laybys, passing places or on verges in Glen Nevis.

If you wish to overnight in Glen Nevis in your campervan or motor home, you should book into Glen Nevis campsite. Occupying one of the best locations in Glen Nevis, they also offer all the facilities you will need for waste disposal, water refilling and laundry. They also have an excellent bar and restaurant. 
Glen Nevis Campsite

Other campervan sites in the Fort William area are:
Highland Holidays
Linnhe Lochside Holidays

Thank you for respecting our local community and other visitors by adhering to these guidelines.