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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Cairndow, Lochfyne Oyster Bar 976
  2. Take the bus from Cairndow, Lochfyne Oyster Bar to Dunoon, Ferry Terminal (Dunoon Ferry Terminal) 486
  3. Take the bus from Dunoon, Ferry Terminal (Dunoon Ferry Terminal) to Rothesay, Guildford Square (Rothesay Pier) 479

$23 - $34

Cheapest option

Ferry  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the ferry from Oban North Pier Ferry Terminal to Greenock Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal Wav
  2. Take the ferry from Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal to Rothesay Ferry Terminal Cm3

$11 - $17

2 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay
  3. Take the ferry from Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal to Rothesay Ferry Terminal Cm3

$45 - $59

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Oban to Rothesay 88.2 miles

$18 - $28

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

You can take a bus from Oban to Rothesay via Cairndow, Lochfyne Oyster Bar and Dunoon, Ferry Terminal (Dunoon Ferry Terminal) in around 5 h 36 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
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Bus operators
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 Cairndow, Lochfyne Oyster Bar
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
West Coast Motors
Phone
01586 552319
Email
enquiries@westcoastmotors.co.uk
Website
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Cairndow, Lochfyne Oyster Bar to Dunoon, Ferry Terminal (Dunoon Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Dunoon, Ferry Terminal (Dunoon Ferry Terminal) to Rothesay, Guildford Square (Rothesay Pier)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Ferry operators
Paddle Steamer Waverley
Phone
+44 845 130 4647
Email
info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Website
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Ferry from Oban North Pier Ferry Terminal to Greenock Custom House Quay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
waverleyexcursions.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Oban to Rothesay?

The distance between Oban and Rothesay is 69 km. The road distance is 141 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Oban to Rothesay?

The cheapest way to get from Oban to Rothesay is to ferry which costs £8 - £12 and takes 13 h 13 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Oban to Rothesay?

The quickest way to get from Oban to Rothesay is to drive which takes 2 h 31 min and costs £13 - £20.

Is there a direct bus between Oban and Rothesay?

No, there is no direct bus from Oban to Rothesay. However, there are services departing from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) and arriving at Rothesay, Guildford Square (Rothesay Pier) via Cairndow, Lochfyne Oyster Bar and Dunoon, Ferry Terminal (Dunoon Ferry Terminal). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 min.

How long does it take to get from Oban to Rothesay?

It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Oban to Rothesay, including transfers.