You can get from Fort William to Oban by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||30 miles (49 km)|
|Available travel modes||Train|
|Fastest mode||Train • £33 • 3 h 47 min|
|Popular travel companies||Scotrail|
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.
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.
Getting from Fort William to Oban includes taking a train.
The fastest way to travel from Fort William to Oban is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 47 min.
The distance between Fort William and Oban is around 30 miles (49 km).
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