It takes an average of 3h 7m to travel from Glasgow to Oban by train, over a distance of around 60 miles (97 km). There are normally 12 trains per day traveling from Glasgow to Oban and tickets for this journey start from $22 when you book in advance.
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60 miles (97 km)
12 trains per day
Direct trains available
Want to visit the unofficial capital of the West Highlands and need more information about the journey from Glasgow to Oban by train? You’ve come to the right place!
Generally, it takes around 3 hours and 8 minutes to travel from Glasgow to Oban by train, however the fastest services take as little as 3 hours and 3 minutes. You don’t need to worry about making any changes during your journey, as there are around 12 direct trains running from Glasgow to Oban each day.
On this route, you’ll board a ScotRail train at Glasgow Queen Street station. Once you’ve settled in your seat, you can begin to enjoy the onboard amenities, such as family-sized tables, power sockets and comfortable seating. Fancy treating yourself? Upgrade to First Class and you’ll take advantage of extra spacious seats and complimentary food and drink. In just over 3 hours, your train will arrive at Oban station.
Once you’ve left the station, you can begin to explore the local attractions, such as Oban Distillery, St Columba’s Cathedral and McCaig’s Tower and Battery Hill – a hilltop tower with panoramic views.
Want to save money on your train tickets? Try traveling at Off-Peak times, as tickets are generally cheaper outside of morning/evening rush hours on weekdays. To save even more, try to book an Advance ticket – they are usually released 12 weeks prior to the departure date and tend to be a lot cheaper than purchasing on the day of travel.
Keen to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Oban in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. If you’d like to find out more about the journey, keep reading for train timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times.
The average journey time by train between Glasgow and Oban is 3 hours and 7 minutes, with around 12 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow to Oban is 3 hours and 3 minutes.
Train tickets from Glasgow to Oban can start from as little as $22 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to Oban without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Glasgow to Oban each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Glasgow to Oban leaves at 04:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Glasgow to Oban leaves at 18:23. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Glasgow to Oban cover a distance of around 60 miles (97 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Oban to Glasgow.
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