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

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Fly Southampton to Glasgow, bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Glasgow (GLA) SOU - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)

$76 - $263

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Bus  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 976 / ...

$61 - $79

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Fly Southampton to Edinburgh, bus, train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Edinburgh (EDI) SOU - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$94 - $286

Train to London City, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA) LCY - GLA
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)

$120 - $365

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)

$103 - $233

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Glasgow (GLA) LGW - GLA
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)

$98 - $236

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Glasgow (GLA) LHR - GLA
  4. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)

$138 - $342

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Glasgow, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Glasgow (GLA) LTN - GLA
  4. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)

$94 - $233

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Wolverhampton
  2. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Dalmuir to Oban

$260 - $395

Train, bus  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) 976 / ...

$203 - $304

Train  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$221 - $323

Drive  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Oban 524.6 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Oban station. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Oban. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Oban via Wolverhampton, Glasgow Central Low Level and Dalmuir. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 49 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Oban is 418 miles. The road distance is 524.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Oban without a car is to train which takes 11 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Southampton to Oban, including transfers.

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Southampton to Oban bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Oban is to train which takes 11 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Oban.
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  • Distance: 417.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Oban via Wolverhampton, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Central Low Level, and Dalmuir in around 11 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Oban via Glasgow and Buchanan Bus Station in around 18 h 46 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
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
5 times a day
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 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $30
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Southampton Central to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Southampton Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $150
Train from Southampton Central to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$190 - $290
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$110 - $170
Anytime Single
$190 - $290
Off-Peak Single
$220 - $330
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road (Bus Stance 3)
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Oban is 525 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to drive from Southampton to Oban.

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KLM and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 273+ hotels available in Oban. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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