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There are 2 ways to get from Oban to Isle of Arran by train, ferry or bus

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Train, ferry  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Dalmuir
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$55 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road to Buchanan Bus Station 976
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan, Dock road X36
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$45 - $62

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oban to Isle of Arran is to bus and ferry which costs £35 - £50 and takes 7 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oban to Isle of Arran is to train and ferry which costs £40 - £55 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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The distance between Oban and Isle of Arran is 59 miles.

The best way to get from Oban to Isle of Arran without a car is to train and ferry which takes 6 h 54 min and costs £40 - £55.

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Oban to Isle of Arran, including transfers.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Isle of Arran. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Oban to Isle of Arran.
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  • Distance: 58.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

What companies run services between Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland and Isle of Arran, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Oban to Isle of Arran. However, you can take the train to Dalmuir, take the train to Glasgow Central Low Level, take the walk to Glasgow Central, take the train to Ardrossan Harbour, take the walk to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal, then take the taxi to Isle of Arran. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Oban to Isle of Arran via Buchanan Bus Station, Ardrossan, Dock road, Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, and Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal in around 7 h 38 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan, Dock road
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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