There are 5 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 14 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Dalmuir
  2. Take the ferry from Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal to Rothesay Ferry Terminal Cm3

$40 - $51

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

3 alternative options

Bus, train, ferry  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) to Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street) 976
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay
  3. Take the ferry from Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal to Rothesay Ferry Terminal Cm3

$38 - $53

Train, ferry via Glasgow Central Low Level  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Oban to Dalmuir
  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

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Oban to Rothesay 88.2 miles

$18 - $28

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Oban to Rothesay without a car is to train and ferry which takes 5 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Oban to Rothesay, including transfers.

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Oban to Rothesay bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3).

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Oban to Rothesay bus services, operated by West Coast Motors, arrive at Rothesay, Guildford Square (Rothesay Pier) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oban to Rothesay is 88 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Oban to Rothesay.

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There are 297+ hotels available in Rothesay. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Oban to Rothesay.
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  • Distance: 43.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

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 Dalmuir
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $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 Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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 17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Ferry operators

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