There are 5 ways to get from Isle of Arran (Island) to Oban by ferry, train, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Ferry, train  •  6 h 45 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 Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$60 - $78

Cheapest option

Line 324 bus, ferry, line 448 bus, bus  •  7 h 20 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 Ardrishaig, Argyll Arms Hotel 926 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Ardrishaig, Argyll Arms Hotel to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 2) 423 / ...

$33 - $50

3 alternative options

Ferry Caledonian MacBrayne  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the ferry from Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal to Claonaig Ferry Terminal Cm6
  2. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Oban Ferry Terminal Cm9

$35 - $48

Ferry Paddle Steamer Waverley  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the ferry from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Greenock Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal Wav
  2. Take the ferry from Greenock Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal to Oban North Pier Ferry Terminal Wav

Ferry, fly, train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the ferry from Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal to Campbeltown Ferry Terminal
  2. Fly from Campbeltown (CAL) to Glasgow (GLA) CAL - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

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 Queen Street, then take the train to Oban. 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), and Ardrishaig, Argyll Arms Hotel in around 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Campbeltown to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$16 - $180
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
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brodick, Heritage Museum to Lochranza Pier
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
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 Ardrishaig, Argyll Arms Hotel
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Ardrishaig, Argyll Arms Hotel to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 2)
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Tarbert, Bus Terminal (Health Centre) to Ardrishaig, Argyll Arms Hotel
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
citylink.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 - $8
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Oban Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Paddle Steamer Waverley
Phone
+44 845 130 4647
Email
info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Website
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Ferry from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Greenock Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Ferry from Greenock Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal to Oban North Pier Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Ferry from Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal to Campbeltown Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
waverleyexcursions.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Isle of Arran (Island) to Oban?

The distance between Isle of Arran (Island) and Oban is 92 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Isle of Arran (Island) to Oban?

The cheapest way to get from Isle of Arran (Island) to Oban is to ferry which costs £24 - £35 and takes 10 h 43 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Isle of Arran (Island) to Oban?

The quickest way to get from Isle of Arran (Island) to Oban is to ferry and train which takes 6 h 45 min and costs £40 - £55.

How long does it take to get from Isle of Arran (Island) to Oban?

It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to get from Isle of Arran (Island) to Oban, including transfers.