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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Dalmuir to Oban

$285 - $440

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Bus  •  15 h 31 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 976

$56 - $72

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Train via Birmingham New Street  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban

$219 - $423

Train, night bus, bus  •  16 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Buchanan Bus Station M20
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 976

$94 - $161

Drive  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Oban 524.6 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Southampton to Glasgow, train  •  7 h 17 min

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

$93 - $280

Fly Southampton to Edinburgh, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Edinburgh (EDI) SOU - EDI
  2. Take the train from Polmont to Oban

$96 - $297

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8 h 54 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 train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$118 - $248

Train to London City, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8 h 38 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 train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$137 - $382

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Glasgow  •  8 h 54 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 train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$155 - $359

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8 h 46 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 train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban

$115 - $267

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  9 h 18 min

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

$143 - $303

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Oban is to bus which costs £40 - £55 and takes 15 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Oban is to fly and train which costs £70 - £220 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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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 via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 31 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 Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 3 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 10 h 54 min and costs £210 - £340.

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It takes approximately 10 h 54 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 10 h 54 min and costs £210 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £55 and takes 15 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Oban.
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  • Distance: 417.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Oban via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London Euston, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Central Low Level, and Dalmuir in around 10 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Oban via Buchanan Bus Station in around 15 h 31 min.

Airlines
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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
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
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
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 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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
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
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$230 - $360
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$140 - $210
Anytime Day Single
$230 - $360
Train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dalmuir to Oban
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $30
Train from Edinburgh to Oban
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $50
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $35
Train from Polmont to Oban
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $95
Train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
47 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 Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
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
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
Scottish Citylink

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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.

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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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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 282+ hotels available in Oban. Prices start at $66 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 £1 - £28.

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