There are 3 ways to get from Oban to Dumfries by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Buchanan Bus Station 976 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) X74

$48 - $56

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 59 min

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

$52 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Oban to Dumfries 171.8 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Oban to Dumfries is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oban to Dumfries is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oban station to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) and arriving at Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oban to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Oban and arriving at Dumfries via Dalmuir and Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between Oban and Dumfries is 119 miles. The road distance is 171.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Oban to Dumfries without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 29 min and costs £35 - £45.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Oban to Dumfries, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Oban to Dumfries.
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  • Distance: 118.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

You can take a bus from Oban to Dumfries via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Oban to Dumfries via Dalmuir, Glasgow Central Low Level, and Glasgow Central in around 5 h 59 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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $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, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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