There are 4 ways to get from Oban to Isle of Arran by bus, ferry or train

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Bus, ferry  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road (Bank of Scotland) to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Number 27) 423 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Public Toilets) to Claonaig, Ferry Terminal 448
  3. Take the ferry from Claonaig Ferry Terminal to Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal Cm6

$48 - $66

Cheapest option

Ferry  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal Cm9
  2. Take the ferry from Claonaig Ferry Terminal to Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal Cm6

$35 - $48

2 alternative options

Bus, train, ferry  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Buchanan Bus Station 976 / ...
  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

$51 - $70

Train, ferry  •  6 h 11 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oban to Isle of Arran is to ferry which costs £26 - £40 and takes 10 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oban to Isle of Arran is to bus and ferry which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4 h 41 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 bus and ferry which takes 4 h 41 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Oban to Isle of Arran, including transfers.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Isle of Arran. Prices start at $79 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: 4 h 41 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 bus to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Number 27), take the walk to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Public Toilets), take the bus to Claonaig, Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Claonaig Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Lochranza 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, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, Ardrossan Harbour, Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, and Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal in around 6 h 5 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
Train from Oban to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Bus operators
West Coast Motors
Phone
01586 552319
Email
enquiries@westcoastmotors.co.uk
Website
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Oban, Station Road (Bank of Scotland) to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Number 27)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street (Public Toilets) to Claonaig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Claonaig Ferry Terminal to Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk

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