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There are 4 ways to get from Oban to Lanarkshire by train, bus or car

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Train, line 253 bus

  1. Take the train from Oban to Dalmuir
  2. Take the train from Dalmuir to Hamilton Central
  3. Take the line 253 bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road to Buchanan Bus Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lanark

Drive

  1. Drive from Oban to Lanarkshire

Oban to Lanarkshire by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Oban and Lanarkshire is around 7h 15m and covers a distance of around 134 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 47m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 48m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Whitelaws Coaches and Stuarts Coaches UK, the Oban to Lanarkshire service departs from Oban and arrives in Uddington, Millbank Wood. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 27m
Layover time:
2h 47m
Total time:
7h 15m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 48m
Journey distance:
134 miles
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:21
Last service departs at:
16:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Oban to Lanarkshire train, walk and bus schedules

Oban → Lanarkshire
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lanarkshire is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lanarkshire is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Lanarkshire is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Oban to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £20 - £29 and takes 2h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Oban to Lanarkshire is to drive which costs £20 - £29 and takes 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oban station to Lanarkshire. However, there are services departing from Oban, Station Road and arriving at Coalburn, Railway Road via Buchanan Bus Station and Hamilton, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between Oban and Lanarkshire is 86 miles. The road distance is 128.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Oban to Lanarkshire without a car is to train and line 253 bus which takes 5h 7m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Oban to Lanarkshire, including transfers.

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Oban to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Oban, Station Road.

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The best way to get from Oban to Lanarkshire is to train which takes 5h 46m and costs £26 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £30 and takes 5h 45m.

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Oban to Lanarkshire bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oban to Lanarkshire is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Oban to Lanarkshire.

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Map of how to get from Oban to Lanarkshire.
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  • Distance: 86.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 7m

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

You can take a train from Oban to Lanarkshire via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, Lanark, and Lanark, Bus Station in around 5h 46m. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Oban, Station Road to Buchanan Bus Station 4 times a day. Tickets cost £18 - £26 and the journey takes 3h 5m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Oban to Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £27
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
Train from Dalmuir to Hamilton Central
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £13
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£9 - £13
Train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£20 - £60
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
Train from Glasgow Central to Lanark
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Bus operators
Whitelaws Coaches
Phone
+44 1698 792800
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Hamilton, Bus Station to Coalburn, Beechmount Avenue
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Whitelaws Coaches
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Oban, Station Road to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Scottish Citylink

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