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There are 4 ways to get from Oban to Ayr by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Dalmuir
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$41 - $51

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Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road to Buchanan Bus Station 976
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station 923

$27 - $39

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Bus, line 4 bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road to Buchanan Bus Station 976
  2. Take the line 4 bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station 4 / ...

$31 - $44

Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Oban to Ayr 125.8 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Oban to Ayr is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oban to Ayr is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oban station to Ayr station. However, there are services departing from Oban, Station Road and arriving at Ayr, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oban to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Oban and arriving at Ayr via Dalmuir and Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

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The distance between Oban and Ayr is 74 miles. The road distance is 125.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Oban to Ayr without a car is to train which takes 4 h 32 min and costs £30 - £40.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Oban to Ayr, including transfers.

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Oban to Ayr bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Oban, Station Road.

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Oban to Ayr train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Oban station.

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The best way to get from Oban to Ayr is to train which takes 4 h 32 min and costs £30 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £30 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Oban to Ayr.
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  • Distance: 73.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Oban to Ayr via Dalmuir, Glasgow Central Low Level, and Glasgow Central in around 4 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oban to Ayr via Buchanan Bus Station in around 4 h 55 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Oban to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Oban, Station Road to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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Oban to Ayr bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Ayr, Bus Station.

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Oban to Ayr train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Ayr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oban to Ayr is 126 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to drive from Oban to Ayr.

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There are 229+ hotels available in Ayr. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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