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There are 10 ways to get from Orkney to Oban by car ferry, car, bus, train, ferry or plane

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Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen
  2. Drive from Aberdeen to Oban

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Car ferry, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen
  2. Take the bus from Aberdeen Coach Station to Dundee
  3. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Oban, Station Road

Car ferry, train, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Stirling
  3. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road

Car ferry, train

  1. Take the car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New Reay, Sandside to Leirinmore, Smoo Cave
  3. Take the bus from Leirinmore, Smoo Cave to Inverness, Farraline Park
  4. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Fort William, Bus Station
  5. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Oban, Highland Theatre

Ferry, train

  1. Take the ferry from St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal to Gills Bay Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the train from Wick to Inverness
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

Fly to Glasgow, bus

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Glasgow (GLA)
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Oban, Station Road

Fly to Edinburgh, train

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Oban

Fly to Campbeltown, bus

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Campbeltown (CAL)
  2. Take the bus from Kilchenzie, Wellpark Cottages to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street
  3. Take the bus from Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street to Oban, Station Road

Fly to Inverness, bus

  1. Fly from Kirkwall (KOI) to Inverness (INV)
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Fort William, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Oban, Highland Theatre

Orkney to Oban by car ferry and bus

The journey time between Orkney and Oban is around 13h 19m and covers a distance of around 347 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 25m. Operated by NorthLink Ferries, Megabus UK, Scottish Citylink and others, the Orkney to Oban service departs from Kirkwall and arrives in Oban, Station Road. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

2 Weekly Services
13h 19m Average Duration
£43 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Orkney to Oban is to car ferry and bus which costs £40 - £75 and takes 13h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Orkney to Oban is to fly and bus which costs £130 - £290 and takes 6h 9m.

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The distance between Orkney and Oban is 201 miles.

The best way to get from Orkney to Oban without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 13h 19m and costs £40 - £75.

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It takes approximately 10h 38m to get from Orkney to Oban, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kirkwall Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Loganair offers flights from Kirkwall Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Oban. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Orkney to Kirkwall Airport is to line 4 bus which takes 12 min and costs £1 - £3.

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Map of how to get from Orkney to Oban.
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  • Distance: 201.4 miles
  • Duration: 10h 38m

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

There is no direct connection from Orkney to Oban. However, you can take the car ferry to Aberdeen then take the drive to Oban. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Orkney to Oban via Aberdeen, Aberdeen Coach Station, Dundee, and Dundee City Centre, Murraygate in around 13h 19m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Kirkwall to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Kirkwall to Glasgow via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £360
Flights from Kirkwall to Edinburgh via Lerwick
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £360
Flights from Kirkwall to Campbeltown via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £260
Flights from Kirkwall to Campbeltown via Lerwick, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£120 - £340
Flights from Kirkwall to Inverness
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £300
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Stirling
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £80
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £80
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£19 - £60
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £28
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
Train from Wick to Inverness
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £120
Train from Haymarket to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£29 - £90
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£65 - £90
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Seagate Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£17 - £24
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Kilchenzie, Wellpark Cottages to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
The Durness Bus
Phone
01971 511 223
Email
info@thedurnessbus.com
Website
thedurnessbus.com
Bus from New Reay, Sandside to Leirinmore, Smoo Cave
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
The Durness Bus
Bus from Leirinmore, Smoo Cave to Inverness, Farraline Park
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
The Durness Bus
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 1 to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
West Coast Motors
Phone
01586 552319
Email
enquiries@westcoastmotors.co.uk
Website
westcoastmotors.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Oban, Highland Theatre
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
West Coast Motors
Bus from Kilchenzie, Wellpark Cottages to Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
West Coast Motors
Bus from Lochgilphead, Lochnell Street to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
West Coast Motors
Ferry operators
NorthLink Ferries
Phone
+44 845 600 0449
Email
info@northlinkferries.co.uk
Website
northlinkferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Kirkwall to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£20 - £40
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£20 - £25
Peak
£31 - £36
Ferry from Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal to Scrabster Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
NorthLink Ferries
Low
£13 - £17
Peak
£16 - £19
Pentland Ferries
Phone
+44 (0)800 688 8998
Email
sales@pentlandferries.co.uk
Website
pentlandferries.co.uk
Ferry from St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal to Gills Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£17
Website
Pentland Ferries

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