There are 10 ways to get from Nottingham to Oban by train, bus, 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 via York  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to York
  3. Take the train from York to Edinburgh
  4. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban

$99 - $299

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from NOTTINGHAM, Station Street to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 976

$52 - $70

8 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban

$161 - $264

Train, ferry  •  19 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the ferry from Greenock Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal to Oban North Pier Ferry Terminal Wav

Drive  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Oban 378.5 miles

$80 - $120

Fly East Midlands to Glasgow, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$79 - $224

Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh, train  •  8 h

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI
  2. Take the train from Polmont to Oban

$84 - $233

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8 h 18 min

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

$127 - $320

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow  •  9 h 23 min

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

$119 - $384

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI
  3. Take the train from Polmont to Oban

$132 - $349

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

You can take a train from Nottingham to Oban via Sheffield, York, and Edinburgh in around 10 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nottingham to Oban via Glasgow and Buchanan Bus Station in around 12 h 26 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
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 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 Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
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 Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
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
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Train from Sheffield to York
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
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
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $30
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Sheffield to York
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to York
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Train from York to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $180
Train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oban
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
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
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.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 Nottingham to Oban?

The distance between Nottingham and Oban is 475 km. The road distance is 606 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Oban is to bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 12 h 26 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Oban is to drive which takes 6 h 35 min and costs £55 - £85.

Is there a direct train between Nottingham and Oban?

No, there is no direct train from Nottingham to Oban. However, there are services departing from Nottingham and arriving at Oban via Sheffield, York and Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 26 min.

Is there a direct bus between Nottingham and Oban?

No, there is no direct bus from Nottingham to Oban. However, there are services departing from NOTTINGHAM, Station Street and arriving at Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 26 min.

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

It takes approximately 10 h 26 min to get from Nottingham to Oban, including transfers.