There are 9 ways to get from Liverpool to Oban by train, bus, night train, 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  •  8 h 2 min

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

$155 - $235

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 31 min

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

$47 - $65

7 alternative options

Bus, night train  •  10 h 16 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 Stirling
  3. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station (Bus Station Layby) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 266

$68 - $86

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Oban 315.3 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  6 h 50 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)

$80 - $320

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  8 h 30 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 Haymarket to Oban

$98 - $248

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  7 h 54 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 - $276

Train to Manchester, fly to Inverness, bus  •  8 h 49 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, Bus Station to Oban, Highland Theatre (cinema)

$101 - $290

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  9 h 13 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 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)

$83 - $275

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Oban is to bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 10 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Oban is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 5 h 29 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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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Liverpool to Oban, including transfers.

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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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 31 min.

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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 8 h 2 min.

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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 8 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Oban via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Glasgow, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 10 h 31 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 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 Manchester to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
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 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Train from Haymarket to Oban
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $50
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Preston to Stirling
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$196
Sleeper Seat
$35 - $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 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
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
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
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, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Stirling, Bus Station (Bus Station Layby) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.uk
National Express
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
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
$9 - $13
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
Every 4 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 Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.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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