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There are 12 ways to get from Oban to London by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train via Clydebank  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the train from Oban to Dalmuir
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston

£170 - £611

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Bus  •  12h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road to Buchanan Bus Station 976
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...

£33 - £66

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Train  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Oban to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

£80 - £478

Bus, night bus  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road to Buchanan Bus Station 976
  2. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11

£41 - £66

Drive  •  8h 30m

  1. Drive from Oban to London Paddington 497 miles

£75 - £110

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Heathrow  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Heathrow (LHR) GLA - LHR

£61 - £283

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London City (LCY) GLA - LCY

£109 - £403

Train to Edinburgh, fly to London Heathrow  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Oban to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR

£65 - £258

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Gatwick (LGW) GLA - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£64 - £291

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Luton, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  3. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International

£80 - £309

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Stansted  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Stansted (STN) GLA - STN

£81 - £245

Train to Glasgow, fly to Southampton, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Southampton (SOU) GLA - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

£123 - £393

Oban to London by train

The train journey time between Oban and London is around 17h 55m and covers a distance of around 532 miles. The fastest train normally takes 17h 55m. Operated by ScotRail and LNER, the Oban to London train service departs from Oban and arrives in London Kings Cross. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Oban to London train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Oban to London is to bus which costs £30 - £70 and takes 12h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Oban to London is to train and fly which costs £60 - £290 and takes 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oban station to London station. However, there are services departing from Oban, Station Road and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Oban to London. However, there are services departing from Oban and arriving at London Euston via Dalmuir and Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 59m.

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The distance between Oban and London is 405 miles. The road distance is 497 miles.

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The best way to get from Oban to London without a car is to train via Clydebank which takes 8h 59m and costs £170 - £650.

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It takes approximately 8h 59m to get from Oban to London, including transfers.

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

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Oban to London train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Oban station.

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The best way to get from Oban to London is to train via Clydebank which takes 8h 59m and costs £170 - £650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £70 and takes 12h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Oban to London.
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  • Distance: 404.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 59m

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

You can take a train from Oban to London Euston via Dalmuir, Glasgow Central Low Level, and Glasgow Central in around 8h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oban to London Victoria via Glasgow in around 12h 40m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £190
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £950
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £230
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £180
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£55 - £180
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £290
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £290
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Derry
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £290
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £180
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
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£18 - £55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £27
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
Train from Oban to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£29 - £90
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £90
Train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£20 - £60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
Train from Oban to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£29 - £90
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£65 - £90
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
East Midlands Railways
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Bus operators
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Scottish Citylink
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£22 - £40
Website
Megabus UK
Night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£22 - £40
Website
Megabus UK

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Oban to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Oban to London train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at London Euston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oban to London is 497 miles. It takes approximately 8h 30m to drive from Oban to London.

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