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

Train, ferry  •  5 h 23 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

$43 - $56

Cheapest 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

$22 - $32

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Buchanan Bus Station 976 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Greenock, West Stewart Street (Stance 5) 901 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal to Rothesay Ferry Terminal Cm3

$35 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Oban to Rothesay 88.2 miles

$18 - $28

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oban to Rothesay is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oban to Rothesay is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Oban and Rothesay is 43 miles. The road distance is 88.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Oban to Rothesay, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oban station 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.

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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
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Train from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
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 Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Cairndow, Lochfyne Oyster Bar
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Greenock, West Stewart Street (Stance 5)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
mcgillsbuses.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 17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Ferry operators

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