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

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Bus  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Pennyfuir Cemetery to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811) 976 / ...

$17 - $25

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Train  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Dumbarton Central

$25 - $32

Taxi  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Oban to Balloch 74.8 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Oban to Balloch 74.8 miles

$16 - $24

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oban, Pennyfuir Cemetery and arriving at Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811). Services depart every two hours, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oban to Balloch. However, there are services departing from Oban and arriving at Balloch via Dumbarton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Oban and Balloch is 45 miles. The road distance is 74.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Oban to Balloch without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 7 min and costs .

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The bus from Oban, Pennyfuir Cemetery to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811) takes 2 h 7 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Oban to Balloch bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Oban, Pennyfuir Cemetery station.

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

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The best way to get from Oban to Balloch is to bus which takes 2 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 3 min.

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Oban to Balloch bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811) station.

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Oban to Balloch train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Dumbarton Central station.

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Map of how to get from Oban to Balloch.
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  • Distance: 44.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

What companies run services between Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland and Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Oban to Balloch every 2 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 7 min. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Oban to Balloch 3 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $30 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Oban to Dumbarton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Oban, Pennyfuir Cemetery to Balloch, Lower Stoneymollan Road (A811)
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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Taxi from Oban to Balloch
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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Yes, the driving distance between Oban to Balloch is 75 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from Oban to Balloch.

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