How to get to Oban

How to get to Oban by Train, Bus or Car and postcode for Oban and driving directions with map

Getting to Oban by Train
Oban train station is around 3 hours’ journey from Glasgow, Scotland. If you are planning to travel to Oban by Train from London, then the train journey will involve travelling to Glasgow Central train station, then from Glasgow Central to Glasgow Queen Street station (5 min journey) and the journey from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban is approximately 3 hours without involving any changes.

Oban train station is located in the heart of the town right by the port and within a few minutes’ walk from the town centre and main tourist attractions in Oban.

Getting to Oban by Bus

Oban is served conveniently by the Scottish Citylink bus service. The route name/number for the Scottish Citylink bus service travelling to Oban via Inveraray is 976. It takes just under 3 hours to arrive at Oban Station Road from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station.
You can also take the 976 route from Inveraray to Oban and the journey is just over 1 hour.
You can visit Scottish Citylink website to find out about the timetables ahead of your journey or book a ticket at:

Getting to Oban by Car


Postcode for Oban for GPS/satnavsPA34 5QD (This postcode will take you right to the centre of the Oban town)
Car journey from Glasgow to Oban is 98 miles and will take approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. Oban is served conveniently by A85 which runs through the heart of the town.

Driving direction from Glasgow to Oban – The drive to Oban from Glasgow involves A82 (46 miles) and A85 (36 miles).
From Glasgow, take M8 for Greenock/Glawgow Airport/Kilmarnock > then M898 exit towards Erskine/Bishopton > Continue on to A898 and drive for 2.3 miles > take the exit on to Great Western Rd/A82 towards Crianlarich > after driving on A82 for approx. 46 miles > Take A85 and stay on the A85 for 36 miles approx. and follow the signs for Oban.

Map of Oban - Click on any of the markers on the Google map below to plan a journey to Oban

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Oban Facts

Population - 8120 (2001 Census)
Location - South West Scotland
Local Language - 9.4% speak Scottish Gaelic
Nearest Airport - Glasgow International, Oban Airport with limited landing and destinations

Nearest Train Station - Oban (Approx. 3.5 hrs from Glasgow Central Station)
Nearest City - Glasgow, Stirling
Recommended Cuisine - Seafood, Haggis
Top Attractions - Oban Distillery, War & Peace Museum, McCaigs Tower
Getting to Oban - Driving Recommended from Glasgow, A85 Road
Other Transport - Train from Glasgow Central
Climate - Maritime Climate, mild winters and cool summers

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