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Travel to Oban and Lorn

Where is Oban? ~ Argyll? ~ Lorn?

Oban is in the county of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland - see map below - the blue shaded area shows roughly the area covered by this site
(Lorn is an area within Argyll, and is dealt with elsewhere)

map of Oban and Lorn

Rather than give you distances and travel info for everywhere this site covers I'll give you information for travel to Oban which is the main town and you can take it from there.

For your convenience, further down this page there's a google map and a neat little travelling distance tool.

Getting here

Travel to Oban by road is approximately 100 miles (2½ hours) northwest of Glasgow, 130 miles (3¼ hours) west of Edinburgh and 55 miles (1 hour) south of Fort William

Coach or bus
West Coast Motors operate sevices to Glasgow, Fort William and most local destinations
Citylink operate services to Glasgow and Fort William which are well timed for other connections.
West Highland Flyer, operated by a small local independent, is a minibus service to Fort William and Mallaig.

Three trains daily from Glasgow and destination along the way. Oban is at the end of the line.

Heh! Dragging us kicking and screaming into this century, Highland Airways now operates services to the islands of Colonsay, Tiree and Coll (I'm keeping the Coll girl jokes to myself ~~) from our shiny new Oban Airport.

An absolute delight not to be missed is the seaplane (Yes, seaplane!) service by Loch Lomond Seaplanes landing in Oban bay. There are three flights daily, March to November.

Calmac operate ferry services to many islands from Oban with many small independent operators offering more specialisd trips.

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Interactive Google Map


Whether you are nature lover or a true adventure enthusiast, Oban offers a something special for every discerning traveller. So search for cheap flights to the UK today and get set for an amazing trip to Oban.
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