The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Glasgow to Oban will cost around £ 26 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 22.
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3 h 4 m
3 h 7 m
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Of the 2 train that leave Glasgow for Oban every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 97 km distance in an average of 3 h 7 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3 h 4 m .
The slowest train will take 3 h 10 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 6 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£21|
|Trains depart from:||Glasgow|
|Trains arrive in:||Oban|
It's incredibly simple to make the trip from Glasgow to Oban by train. Depending on the time of day, direct services depart Glasgow every two hours, with all services running direct to Oban railway station. Total journey time is approximately 3 hours 7 minutes, with convenient connections to Oban Ferry Port for passengers looking to venture further afield to the Hebrides.
All direct rail services departing Glasgow bound for Olban are operated by ScotRail.
The first direct train from Glasgow to Oban departs Glasgow Queen Street station at 05:20 a.m. The final service from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban leaves at 6:21 p.m. Those who wish to travel outside of these hours should be advised that there are no sleeper services available for this route. Connections between the two stations may be made outside of these hours, although bus transfers will be necessary. A dozen trains leave Glasgow toward Oban each day, with a higher frequency of departures during peak hours. During the late morning and early afternoon, a service departs at least once every two hours.
Trains from Glasgow to Oban operated by ScotRail are fully accessible, allowing easy access for passengers with mobility issues and other disabilities. All passengers of ScotRail services on this route can also benefit from complimentary wireless internet access. While passengers can board ScotRail trains with pets, it's advised that animal owners refer to the latest government legislation regarding which containers must be used to certain animals in public spaces, and which dog breeds are required to wear certain restraints by law. Hungry passengers also benefit from a catering trolley service, with a range of soft drinks, refreshments and alcoholic beverages sold on-board. Certain trains may have a separate dining cart. Passengers are forewarned that alcohol cannot be sold on this service before 10:00 a.m.
Departure Station: Trains from Glasgow depart Glasgow Queen Street, the main train station for the city. Queen Street is located within easy reach of major Glasgow landmarks and attractions, with excellent transport links connecting it to the outlying suburbs.
Arrival Station: This service finally arrives at Oban railway station, a terminal on the West Highland Line. The railway station is located slightly north of the town centre, making it ideal for those looking to make transfers to the adjacent ferry terminal by foot.