There are 8 ways to get from Holyhead to Oban by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

£132 - £463

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Train, bus via Llandudno  •  16h

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
  2. Take the bus from Llandudno Junction to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
  3. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Preston, Lancashire
  4. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow M11
  5. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 976

£46 - £132

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Train, bus  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 976

£120 - £178

Drive  •  7h 9m

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Oban 414.5 miles

£65 - £100

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

£98 - £425

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

£109 - £415

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, train, bus  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Park to Stirling
  4. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road

£90 - £320

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow  •  11h 43m

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Derby
  3. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

£114 - £394

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Oban is to train and bus via Llandudno which costs £45 - £140 and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Oban is to drive which costs £65 - £100 and takes 7h 9m.

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The distance between Holyhead and Oban is 219 miles. The road distance is 414.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Oban without a car is to train which takes 10h 10m and costs £130 - £470.

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

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Holyhead to Oban is 415 miles. It takes approximately 7h 9m to drive from Holyhead to Oban.

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Flybe, Loganair and easyJet offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 351+ hotels available in Oban. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Oban.
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  • Distance: 218.6 miles
  • Duration: 10h 10m

What companies run services between Holyhead, Wales and Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland?

You can take a train from Holyhead to Oban via Chester, Warrington Bank Quay, Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Waterloo Lane, Glasgow, Cathedral Street, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 10h 10m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £210
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £210
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £220
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £200
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £200
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £190
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Derry
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £240
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Norwich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £260
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £330
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £200
Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
First Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Train from Holyhead to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£18 - £25
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
First Anytime Day Single
£60 - £90
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £19
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £19
First Anytime Day Single
£19 - £29
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
First Anytime Day Single
£50 - £75
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£19 - £29
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Advanced Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £29
First Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £280
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £20
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£22 - £80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £80
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
Train from Edinburgh Park to Stirling
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£27 - £40
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Single
£30 - £50
Off-Peak Single
£23 - £35
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Derby
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Single
£25 - £40
Bus operators
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Llandudno Junction to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Book at
National Express
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Book at
National Express
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Book at
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£21 - £40
Website
Megabus UK
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee

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