How to travel from Glasgow to Oban

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from Glasgow to Oban

You can get from Glasgow to Oban by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Glasgow to Oban on Mar 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Oban from Glasgow

distanceDistance60 miles (96 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$39 - $40
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $39 (€35) • 3 h 3 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $40 (€35) • 3 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesScotrail or Scotrail

Travel 60 miles (96 km) by bus or train to Oban from Glasgow. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Scotrail or Scotrail among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Glasgow to Oban.

Travel Tips: Travel from Glasgow to Oban

Travel Tips: Travel to Oban easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Glasgow to Oban.

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Oban from Glasgow. You can take a bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Oban is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $39 (€35) compared to other travel options to Oban:

Taking a bus is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a train to Oban, which costs on average $40 (€35) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Glasgow to Oban is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 3 min.

There are alternative travel options to Oban that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 3 min   of travel time.

The distance from Glasgow to Oban is approximately 60 miles (96 km).

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Oban is:

  • 4 buses per day.
  • Around 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Glasgow and Oban as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Glasgow to Oban:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Glasgow to Oban depart from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road (Banca Na H-Alba).
  • Most travelers catch their train from Glasgow Central and arrive in Oban.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Glasgow to Oban, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Scotrail for buses to Oban. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Scotrail Glasgow to Oban tickets on Omio for $39 (€35).
  • Scotrail can take you to Oban by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Scotrail from Glasgow to Oban for $40 (€35).

Yes, there are direct services available from Glasgow to Oban with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct train with Scotrail with 5 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Oban as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Glasgow and Oban.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Glasgow to Oban often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Edinburgh, London or Stirling. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Glasgow and Oban itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Oban and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Glasgow to Oban, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $39 (€35) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $40 (€35) one way.

But we recommend booking Glasgow to Oban tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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