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

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Train  •  8 h 6 min

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

$157 - $238

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Bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand 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 / ...

$51 - $66

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Bus Megabus UK  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 060
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 976 / ...

$57 - $95

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Oban 315.3 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  7 h 9 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 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)

$79 - $319

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, bus, train  •  8 h 47 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 bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$93 - $241

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  7 h 53 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 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)

$97 - $277

Train to Manchester, fly to Inverness, bus  •  9 h 9 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, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital)
  4. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Oban, Highland Theatre (cinema)

$108 - $290

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Oban station. However, there are services departing from Liverpool University and arriving at Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) via Shudehill Interchange and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 23 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Oban is 231 miles. The road distance is 315.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Oban without a car is to train which takes 8 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to get from Liverpool to Oban, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Oban bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Liverpool University station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Oban is to train which takes 8 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Liverpool to Oban bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3).

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool to Oban is 315 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to drive from Liverpool to Oban.

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Aer Lingus, easyJet, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Oban.
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  • Distance: 231.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 6 min

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, Glasgow, Central Station (Waterloo street), Glasgow, Dundas Street (Queen St Station), and Glasgow Queen Street in around 8 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Oban via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Shudehill Interchange, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 10 h 23 min.

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 55 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 45 min
When
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
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
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 18 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
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 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Bus operators
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 Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
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 Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital)
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital)
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
West Coast Motors
Phone
01586 552319
Email
enquiries@westcoastmotors.co.uk
Website
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Oban, Highland Theatre (cinema)
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk

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