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

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

Bus, train  •  5 h 57 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

$30 - $49

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 12 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 / ...

$23 - $43

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Oban to Elgin 144.8 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Oban to Elgin is to bus which costs £17 - £35 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oban to Elgin is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 3 h 1 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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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Oban to Elgin, including transfers.

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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 12 min.

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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 12 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
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $15
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 - $12
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
National Express

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