There are 11 ways to get from Gloucester to Oban by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Preston  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Dalmuir to Oban

£140 - £496

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Bus  •  14h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 976

£31 - £43

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Train  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

£148 - £251

Bus, train  •  13h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester, Transport Hub to Hereford, Railway Station 33
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Motherwell
  4. Take the train from Dalmuir to Oban

£128 - £220

Drive  •  7h 23m

  1. Drive from Gloucester to Oban 434.5 miles

£70 - £110

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, train  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

£76 - £205

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

£90 - £272

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

£81 - £251

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

£97 - £308

Train, bus to London Luton, fly to Glasgow  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London Baker Street Station to London Luton Airport
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Glasgow (GLA) LTN - GLA
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

£109 - £280

Train to Cardiff, fly to Glasgow, train  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Glasgow (GLA) CWL - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

£84 - £279

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The cheapest way to get from Gloucester to Oban is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 14h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Gloucester to Oban is to drive which costs £70 - £110 and takes 7h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gloucester to Oban station. However, there are services departing from Gloucester, Market Parade and arriving at Oban, Station Road via Cheltenham and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gloucester to Oban. However, there are services departing from Gloucester and arriving at Oban via Birmingham New Street, Preston, Glasgow Central Low Level and Dalmuir. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 31m.

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The distance between Gloucester and Oban is 342 miles. The road distance is 434.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Gloucester to Oban without a car is to train via Preston which takes 10h 31m and costs £140 - £500.

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It takes approximately 10h 31m to get from Gloucester to Oban, including transfers.

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Gloucester to Oban bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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Gloucester to Oban train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Gloucester station.

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The best way to get from Gloucester to Oban is to train via Preston which takes 10h 31m and costs £140 - £500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 14h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Gloucester to Oban.
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  • Distance: 342.4 miles
  • Duration: 10h 31m

What companies run services between Gloucester, England and Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland?

You can take a train from Gloucester to Oban via Birmingham New Street, Preston, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Central Low Level, and Dalmuir in around 10h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gloucester to Oban via Cheltenham, Promenade, Cheltenham, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 14h 59m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £210
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £210
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £180
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £220
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £220
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £230
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£28 - £200
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £650
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £240
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£20 - £35
Anytime Single
£30 - £45
Off-Peak Single
£20 - £30
Train from Gloucester to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£120 - £190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£70 - £110
Anytime Single
£120 - £190
Off-Peak Single
£140 - £210
Train from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£19 - £29
Anytime Single
£27 - £40
Off-Peak Single
£16 - £24
Train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Single
£30 - £50
Off-Peak Single
£21 - £35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£23 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£25 - £40
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £90
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dalmuir to Oban
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£20 - £60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Hereford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
First Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £27
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £27
First Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Advanced Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £29
Train from Gloucester to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£25 - £40
Advanced Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £85
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester, Transport Hub to Hereford, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cheltenham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Book at
National Express
Bus from London Baker Street Station to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Book at
National Express
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Baker Street Station to London Luton Airport
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£11
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Baker Street Station to Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £13
Website
Green Line

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Gloucester to Oban bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Oban, Station Road.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gloucester to Oban is 435 miles. It takes approximately 7h 23m to drive from Gloucester to Oban.

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