Train Is Easiest...

With an overall journey time of approximately 9 hours by train this is by far the easiest and most pleasant option. If travelling from London or surrounding areas, there is now the option of taking the fast Virgin Train to Glasgow (4 hours 30 mins journey time), there is also the option of the Caledonian Sleeper if you would prefer to take an overnight journey.

Oban is then easily accessible from Glasgow Queen Street Station, with an approximate journey time of 3.5 hours. The route itself treats you to the beauty of the Trossachs National Park and forests, we would highly recommend taking this option over driving.  Book early to save: 

The Nearest Domestic Airports Are Glasgow And Edinburgh

Glasgow airport - 

Edinburgh airport -  

If flying from abroad, it may be easier/cheaper to fly to Gatwick, Stansted or London Heathrow airports and then take a connecting flight or train to Glasgow


Travelling by coach is a long journey, but can work out to be the most cost effective.  

National Express run a reliable service around the UK at great prices -  

Megabus are also a suitable option -

Accommodation In Oban

We highly recommend that you stay within Oban or within the surrounding area from the Saturday before the trip start, so that you can avoid missing the ship. There are plenty of hostels, hotels, holiday rentals and campsites in the area.

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If you choose to arrive in Oban on the day of departure, please ensure that you leave enough time to allow for any unforeseen delays. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate latecomers due to harbour time restrictions. 

Oban Harbour

The ship will be departing from Oban Harbour, and the exact location will be provided 1 month before the trip.