There are 4 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  •  6 h 4 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

$31 - $52

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 19 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 / ...

$25 - $46

2 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 48 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

$95 - $118

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Oban to Elgin 144.8 miles

$30 - $45

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 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Oban to Elgin via Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen in around 8 h 48 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 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $55
Train from Aberdeen to Elgin
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $26
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 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $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
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Oban to Elgin?

The distance between Oban and Elgin is 189 km. The road distance is 232 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Oban to Elgin?

The cheapest way to get from Oban to Elgin is to bus which costs £18 - £35 and takes 6 h 19 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Oban to Elgin?

The quickest way to get from Oban to Elgin is to drive which takes 3 h 1 min and costs £22 - £35.

Is there a direct train between Oban and Elgin?

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 48 min.

Is there a direct bus between Oban and Elgin?

No, there is no direct bus from Oban to Elgin. 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 19 min.

How long does it take to get from Oban to Elgin?

It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Oban to Elgin, including transfers.