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There are 6 ways to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Tobermory by train, ferry, night train, bus or plane

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Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Oban
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

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Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station to Glasgow
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Train, ferry via Manchester

  1. Take the train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Haymarket
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Oban
  4. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Night train, train, ferry

  1. Take the night train from Crewe to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oban
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, bus, train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Stoke-on-Trent to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA)
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Ardlui, Hotel
  4. Take the train from Ardlui to Oban
  5. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Train to Manchester, fly to Inverness, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV)
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Fort William, Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Fort William Bus Station to Lochaline, Pier
  5. Take the ferry from Lochaline Ferry Terminal to Fishnish Ferry Terminal

Stoke-on-Trent to Tobermory by train, ferry and bus

The journey time between Stoke-on-Trent and Tobermory is around 21h 33m and covers a distance of around 428 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 12h 37m. The fastest journey normally takes 21h 33m. Operated by London Midland, East Midlands Railways, Avanti West Coast and others, the Stoke-on-Trent to Tobermory service departs from Stoke-on-Trent and arrives in Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 55m
Layover time:
12h 37m
Total time:
21h 33m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
21h 33m
Journey distance:
428 miles
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
£135
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:37
Last service departs at:
16:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stoke-on-Trent to Tobermory train, ferry and bus schedules

Stoke-on-Trent → Tobermory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tobermory is 111.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Tobermory is to bus and ferry which costs £40 - £70 and takes 16h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Tobermory is to train and fly and bus and ferry which costs £60 - £270 and takes 11h 48m.

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The distance between Stoke-on-Trent and Tobermory is 296 miles.

The best way to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Tobermory without a car is to train and ferry which takes 12h 53m and costs £130 - £440.

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It takes approximately 12h 53m to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Tobermory, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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British Airways and easyJet offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Tobermory. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Tobermory.
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  • Distance: 295.6 miles
  • Duration: 12h 53m

What companies run services between Stoke-on-Trent, England and Tobermory, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Stoke-on-Trent to Tobermory. However, you can take the train to Crewe, take the train to Haymarket, take the train to Oban, take the walk to Oban Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Craignure, Ferry Terminal, then take the line 95 bus to Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Stoke-on-Trent to Tobermory via Manchester Piccadilly, Haymarket, Oban, Oban Ferry Terminal, Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal, and Craignure, Ferry Terminal in around 13h 7m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£230 - £700
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £280
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £280
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£230 - £310
Train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £55
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £19
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £55
Train from Stoke-on-Trent to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£19 - £70
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
Train from Edinburgh to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£29 - £90
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £90
Train from Ardlui to Oban
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£24 - £30
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Stoke-on-Trent to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £130
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Ardlui, Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Shiel Buses
Phone
01967 431 272
Email
info@shielbuses.co.uk
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William Bus Station to Lochaline, Pier
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Shiel Buses
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£3 - £4
Car
£13 - £16
Ferry from Lochaline Ferry Terminal to Fishnish Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£2 - £3
Car
£7 - £8

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