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Duration 3h 7m
Distance 74.4 miles
Average price £43
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average train between Oban and Balloch takes 3h 7m and the fastest train takes 2h 48m. The train service runs several times per day from Oban to Balloch. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Oban
  2. Balloch
3h 5m
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£19 - £54

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No, there is no direct train from Oban to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Oban and arriving at Balloch via Dumbarton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 5m.

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The distance between Oban and Balloch is 45 miles. The road distance is 74.4 miles.

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Oban to Balloch train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Oban station.

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Oban to Balloch train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Dumbarton Central station.

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There are 427+ hotels available in Balloch. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Oban and Balloch?

ScotRail operates a train from Oban to Dumbarton Central 3 times a day. Tickets cost £17 - £55 and the journey takes 2h 36m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
3 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £55
+44 344 811 0141
Train from Oban to Dumbarton Central
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
3 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55

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