There are 3 ways to get from Isle of Arran (Island) to Oban by ferry, train or bus

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Recommended option

Ferry, train, bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the ferry from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal Cm5
  2. Take the train from Ardrossan Harbour to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 976 / ...

$51 - $69

Cheapest option

Line 324 bus, ferry, line 448 bus, bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 324 bus from Brodick, Heritage Museum to Lochranza Pier 324
  2. Take the ferry from Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal to Claonaig Ferry Terminal Cm6
  3. Take the line 448 bus from Claonaig, Ferry Terminal to Tarbert, Bus Terminal (Health Centre) 448
  4. Take the bus from Tarbert, Bus Terminal (Health Centre) to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Number 27) 926 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Public Toilets) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 2) 423 / ...

$33 - $48

1 alternative option

Ferry, train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the ferry from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal Cm5
  2. Take the train from Ardrossan Harbour to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Dalmuir to Oban

$55 - $72

Questions & Answers

The distance between Isle of Arran (Island) and Oban is 57 miles.

The best way to get from Isle of Arran (Island) to Oban without a car is to ferry and train and bus which takes 6 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Isle of Arran (Island) to Oban, including transfers.

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There are 273+ hotels available in Oban. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Isle of Arran (Island) to Oban.
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  • Distance: 57.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

What companies run services between Isle of Arran (Island), Scotland and Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Isle of Arran to Oban. However, you can take the taxi to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Ardrossan Harbour, take the train to Glasgow Central, take the walk to Glasgow, Argyle Street (Radisson Hotel), take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, then take the bus to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3). Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Isle of Arran to Oban via Brodick, Heritage Museum, Lochranza Pier, Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal, Claonaig Ferry Terminal, Claonaig, Ferry Terminal, Tarbert, Bus Terminal (Health Centre), Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Number 27), and Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Public Toilets) in around 6 h 42 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ardrossan Harbour to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Train from Dalmuir to Oban
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $30
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 (Bus Stance 3)
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Tarbert, Bus Terminal (Health Centre) to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Number 27)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brodick, Heritage Museum to Lochranza Pier
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
West Coast Motors
Phone
01586 552319
Email
enquiries@westcoastmotors.co.uk
Website
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Claonaig, Ferry Terminal to Tarbert, Bus Terminal (Health Centre)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Tarbert, Bus Terminal (Health Centre) to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Number 27)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Public Toilets) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 2)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal to Claonaig Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk

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