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

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Bus  •  4 h 16 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 / ...

$18 - $33

2 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
  3. Take the train from Perth to Inverness

$57 - $95

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Oban to Inverness 108.3 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oban to Inverness is to bus which costs £13 - £26 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oban to Inverness is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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The distance between Oban and Inverness is 88 miles. The road distance is 108.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Oban to Inverness, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oban to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from Oban, North Pier Car Park and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Fort William, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oban to Inverness. However, there are services departing from Oban and arriving at Inverness via Glasgow Queen Street and Perth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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The best way to get from Oban to Inverness without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 16 min and costs £13 - £26.

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Oban to Inverness train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Glasgow Queen Street station.

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Map of how to get from Oban to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 87.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

You can take a bus from Oban to Inverness via Fort William, Bus Station in around 4 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Oban to Inverness via Glasgow Queen Street and Perth in around 7 h 35 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $35
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $21
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
LNER
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 - $21
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

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