There are 9 ways to get from Liverpool to Oban by train, bus, night train, ferry, car 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

Train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$122 - $251

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40) X2
  2. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 976

$47 - $68

7 alternative options

Bus, night train, ferry  •  19 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Railway Station X2
  2. Take the night train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the ferry from Greenock Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal to Oban North Pier Ferry Terminal Wav

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Oban 315.3 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train  •  7 h 39 min

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

$100 - $342

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  3. Take the train from Polmont to Oban

$96 - $251

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8 h 50 min

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

$120 - $307

Train to Manchester, fly to Inverness, bus  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Fort William, Nevis Sport to Oban, Dolce Vita (Stafford Street junction)

$103 - $294

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street 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

$105 - $305

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Oban via Wigan North Western, Glasgow Central, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 7 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Oban via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40), Preston, Lancashire, Glasgow, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 11 h.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Night train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
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
3 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Polmont to Oban
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$208
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $50
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
West Coast Motors
Phone
01586 552319
Email
enquiries@westcoastmotors.co.uk
Website
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Nevis Sport to Oban, Dolce Vita (Stafford Street junction)
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Ferry operators
Paddle Steamer Waverley
Phone
+44 845 130 4647
Email
info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Website
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Liverpool to Oban?

The distance between Liverpool and Oban is 370 km. The road distance is 504 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Oban?

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Oban is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 11 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Liverpool to Oban?

The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Oban is to drive which takes 5 h 29 min and costs £45 - £70.

Is there a direct train between Liverpool and Oban?

No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Oban. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Oban via Wigan North Western and Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 41 min.

Is there a direct bus between Liverpool and Oban?

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Oban. However, there are services departing from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) and arriving at Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) via Preston, Lancashire and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h.

How long does it take to get from Liverpool to Oban?

It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Liverpool to Oban, including transfers.