There are 4 ways to get from Fort William to Oban by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Oban, Highland Theatre (cinema) 918

$8 - $12

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Train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Crianlarich
  2. Take the train from Crianlarich to Oban

$29 - $41

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Fort William to Oban 43.7 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Fort William to Oban 43.7 miles

$9 - $14

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Fort William, Bus Station station and arriving at Oban, Highland Theatre (cinema). Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Fort William to Oban. However, there are services departing from Fort William and arriving at Oban via Crianlarich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Fort William and Oban is 31 miles. The road distance is 43.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort William to Oban without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 26 min and costs .

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The bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Oban, Highland Theatre (cinema) takes 1 h 26 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Fort William to Oban bus services, operated by West Coast Motors, arrive at Fort William, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Fort William to Oban is to bus which takes 1 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Fort William to Oban bus services, operated by West Coast Motors, arrive at Oban, Highland Theatre (cinema) station.

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Fort William to Oban train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Oban station.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Oban.
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  • Distance: 31.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 26 min

What companies run services between Fort William, Scotland and Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland?

West Coast Motors operates a bus from Fort William to Oban 3 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Fort William to Oban via Crianlarich in around 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Fort William to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Train from Crianlarich to Oban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Crianlarich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$19 - $28
Bus operators
West Coast Motors
Phone
01586 552319
Email
enquiries@westcoastmotors.co.uk
Website
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Oban, Highland Theatre (cinema)
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Fort William to Oban
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Greyhound Taxis
Phone
+44 1397 705050
Website
greyhound-taxis.co.uk
Budget Taxis
Phone
+44 1397 703335

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort William to Oban is 44 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Fort William to Oban.

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