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

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Bus, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, North Pier Car Park to Fort William, Bus Station 918
  2. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 919 / ...
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Elgin

$36 - $49

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, North Pier Car Park to Fort William, Bus Station 918
  2. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 919 / ...

$40 - $50

Train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
  3. Take the train from Aberdeen to Elgin

$87 - $114

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Oban to Elgin 144.8 miles

$30 - $45

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No, there is no direct bus from Oban to Elgin station. However, there are services departing from Oban, North Pier Car Park and arriving at Elgin, Bus Station via Fort William, Bus Station, Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument) and Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oban to Elgin. However, there are services departing from Oban and arriving at Elgin via Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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The distance between Oban and Elgin is 118 miles. The road distance is 144.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Oban to Elgin without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Oban to Elgin, including transfers.

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Oban to Elgin bus services, operated by West Coast Motors, depart from Oban, North Pier Car Park station.

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

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The best way to get from Oban to Elgin is to bus which takes 6 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 50 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Oban to Elgin.
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  • Distance: 118.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Oban to Elgin via Fort William, Bus Station, Inverness, Bus Station, Inverness, Marks and Spencer (Monument), and Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) in around 6 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Oban to Elgin via Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen in around 8 h 50 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Elgin
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $15
Train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Aberdeen to Elgin
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $24
Bus operators
West Coast Motors
Phone
01586 552319
Email
enquiries@westcoastmotors.co.uk
Website
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Oban, North Pier Car Park to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Website
shielbuses.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Oban to Elgin is 145 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Oban to Elgin.

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