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

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Train  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$185 - $375

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Bus  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 976

$51 - $67

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Train via Wigan North Western  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Wigan North Western
  3. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Dalmuir to Oban

$243 - $378

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$186 - $274

Drive  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Oban 460 miles

$95 - $150

Train to Birmingham, fly, train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$119 - $268

Train to Southampton, fly, train  •  8 h 24 min

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

$136 - $311

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  8 h 24 min

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

$161 - $375

Train to London City, fly, train  •  8 h 43 min

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

$145 - $404

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  9 h

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

$116 - $269

Train to London Stansted, fly, train  •  9 h 11 min

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

$116 - $244

Train to Bristol, fly, train  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$117 - $249

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Oban is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 13 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Oban is to drive which costs £75 - £110 and takes 7 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford station to Oban station. However, there are services departing from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green and arriving at Oban, Station Road via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Oban. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Oban via Birmingham New Street, Wigan North Western, Glasgow Central Low Level and Dalmuir. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 54 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Oban is 367 miles. The road distance is 460 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Oban without a car is to train which takes 10 h 23 min and costs £140 - £290.

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It takes approximately 10 h 23 min to get from Oxford to Oban, including transfers.

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Oxford to Oban bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green.

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Oxford to Oban train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Oban is to train which takes 10 h 23 min and costs £140 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 13 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Oban.
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  • Distance: 366.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Oban via Birmingham New Street, Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow, Dundas Street, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 10 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Oban via Buchanan Bus Station in around 13 h 6 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Oxford to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
Train from Oxford to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
Train from Birmingham New Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $35
Train from Dalmuir to Oban
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $30
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Train from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
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 Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink

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

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Oxford to Oban bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Oban, Station Road.

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Oxford to Oban train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Oban station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Oban is 460 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to drive from Oxford to Oban.

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easyJet, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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