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Hogwarts Express

In the meantime we have probably all realized that the owl is no longer coming with the letter - as terrible as the truth is. But don't despair, ask Reiseuhu! I have discovered something Harry Potter ™ - mediocre for you, that creates the right feeling and you will be terribly happy. Did you know that in real life you were with the Hogwarts Express can drive?

No joke, dear people. That works in Scotland, more precisely in the Highlands. There he runs Jacobite Steam Train, as it is officially called, between Fort William and Mallaig. Among other things, your journey will take you over the bridge (that Glenfinnan Viaduct) that you know from the movies. Isn't that a total bang?

In an extra article I have summarized all Harry Potter ™ filming locations in Great Britain for you.

Hogwarts Express - all information about the deal:

  • Route: from Fort William to Mallaig
  • Travel time: from April to November
  • Destination airport: Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • different departure airports in DE
  • Airline: easyjet, Ryanair
  • Luggage: hand luggage included, depending on the airline
  • Rental car included (fuel regulation full / full, sufficient km)
  • Accommodation in Fort William: 4 * Glen Nevis Holidays
  • Sample date 04/22 - April 27th:

The Hogwarts Express

Even for little money you can feel like Harry Potter ™ here, because tickets are available from € 47 for a return trip (standard). If you wish, you can also drive first class (€ 71 for a return trip). Prices for kids start at € 24 for a return trip. Of course, you can book tickets for a one-way trip.

The train runs from April to November, twice a day. The first tour starts at 10.15 a.m. and starts at 2.30 p.m. in the afternoon. The drive to Mallaig takes about 2 hours, so you have enough time to enjoy the Scottish landscape.

Tips

For example, if you take the morning train of the Hogwarts Express go and take the afternoon train back (you may have to book two single tickets), then you have almost 8 hours on site and can take a look at the village, take one of the various boat tours (e.g. the wildlife cruise), the Visit Loch Morar (the fifth largest loch in Scotland), and and and ... you will definitely not get bored on your tour.

Important: book in good time, the tickets are gone quickly!

Flights from Germany

You can do both to Glasgow as well as to Edinburgh fly, the flights to the Scottish capital are not only cheaper, but also available cheaply from significantly more airports.

If you want, you can spend at least one day in Edinburgh itself - a really cool city with a lot to discover. And what you absolutely have to do: eat a deep-fried Mars bar ... Breakfast for Champions ... but seriously: it tastes pretty good! And there you can also marvel at other Harry P sights, for example the café where JKR wrote Book 1 or the hotel where she finished Volume 7. A short break for real fans with Hogwarts Express + more!

But now back to the flights. Prices start at € 46 for a return flight. Please note that Ryanair does not include luggage, for details have a look at our article Ryanair: Hand luggage is chargeable.

Cheap tickets are available from Berlin, Karlsruhe, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Memmingen, Hamburg, Baden-Baden, Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Frankfurt and many more. In the following you will find a few example dates. Simply click on the date and you will get the offer. You can easily find further dates and departure airports via Skyscanner.

from Berlin:

from Hamburg:

from Düsseldorf:

Accommodation in Fort William

There is a lot of accommodation in Fort William and the surrounding area, from hostels to 5 * hotels. Especially with Bed & Breakfest pension and self-catering accommodation you can find really cheap accommodation here and you can find the right place for your stay for little money Hogwarts Express Book a trip.

I've now picked out something for you, and that is 4 * Glen Nevis Holidays. It is in an idyllic location in the Scottish Highlands. It is ideally located for exploring the area.

Your accommodation is available for € 375, which makes 94 € per person when traveling with four people. You stay in a cozy bungalow with space for 4 people, the mobile home is very comfortably furnished and equipped with everything you need.

Book a rental car

The best thing to do is to take a rental car - if you dare to drive on the left. From Edinburgh to Fort William (where the Hogwarts Express starts) it is about 3 hours drive, from Glasgow about 2.5 hours. For the sample date, there are offers from 96 €, that makes it 24€ per person. You have over 800km included (Edinburgh - Fort William are 235km one way) + a fair fuel policy (full / full).

If you wish, you can book different options or choose a completely different car. Alternatively, you can take the bus or train from Edinburgh or Glasgow to Fort William.

More deals

The Hogwarts Express got your taste buds now and are you looking for more deals for Scotland and Harry Potter ™? Then have a look at these offers: