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Travel Information to Oban from Fort William

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £33 • 3 h 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesScotrail

Travel 30 miles (49 km) by train from Fort William to Oban. Scotrail is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct from Fort William to Oban.

How to Travel from Fort William to Oban

Making the 44 mile journey from Fort William to Oban is quicker by bus, although there are rail options, using the scenic West Highland Line. The historic town of Fort William is a popular hub for climbers or hikers tackling Britain's highest peak Ben Nevis. Oban is an attractive and bustling ferry port with scheduled services to the Western Isles and day trips to the scenic islands of Mull, Coll, Tiree and Iona.

Train: ScotRail offers three daily services between Fort William and Oban Station, situated close to the ferry port. There are two departures in the morning and one in the afternoon, requiring a change at Crianlarich Station to join the West Highland Line. Journey times are around three hours and 45 minutes.

Bus: Local bus companies offer direct three or four daily connections from Fort William Bus Station to Oban, taking around an hour and 30 minutes. National Express and Scottish Citylink offer a morning and afternoon departure. These are indirect journeys, requiring a change at Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station, with a journey time of just over seven hours.

Travelling from Fort William to Oban: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Fort William to Oban? Bus is the most economical option, with fares substantially lower than the train.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Fort William to Oban? Local bus services offer the fastest journey on the direct route, more than two hours quicker than the indirect train connection.

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FAQs
How do I go from Fort William to Oban?

Getting from Fort William to Oban includes taking a train.

What is the quickest way from Fort William to Oban?

The fastest way to travel from Fort William to Oban is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 47 min.

How many miles are between Fort William and Oban

The distance between Fort William and Oban is around 30 miles (49 km).

When going from Fort William to Oban, where do I depart from Fort William and where do I arrive in Oban?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Fort William to Oban:

  • Trains most often depart from Fort William at Fort William and arrive in Oban at Oban.
Which travel companies can take me from Fort William to Oban?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Fort William to Oban, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with Scotrail to go to Oban by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Scotrail Fort William to Oban tickets on Omio for £33.
Where should I go next after I travel between Fort William and Oban?
Omio customers who travel from Fort William to Oban often also extend their holiday to go to Glasgow, Edinburgh or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Oban and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase tickets between Fort William and Oban online for the best deals?

When planning your trip between Fort William and Oban, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Train tickets are costing on average £33 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Fort William and Oban online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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