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Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 5h 59m to travel from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 93 miles (150 km). There are normally 12 trains per day traveling from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from $23.03 when you book in advance.

First train

04:17

Last train

20:39

Departure station

Oban

Arrival station

Edinburgh (Waverley)

Journey time

From 3h 53m

Distance

93 miles (150 km)

Frequency

12 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $23.03

Train operators

ScotRail, Caledonian Sleeper

Take the train from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) in 3 hours 53 minutes

If you want to travel from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train to take around 5 hours 59 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 3 hours 53 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 12 trains per day running on this route, which spans 150 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Edinburgh (Waverley).

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) start from $23.03 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

FAQs for Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Want to know more about your journey from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley)? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

The average journey time by train between Oban and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 5 hours and 59 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Oban and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 3 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) cost?

Train tickets from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as $23.03 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.

Is there a direct train from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley)?

No, there are no direct train services from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley). Travelling from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The first train from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 04:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The last train from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 20:39. 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.

What's the distance between Oban and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

Trains travelling from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 93 miles (150 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Oban.

Cheap train tickets from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at $23.03 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Oban to Edinburgh (Waverley) is right for you.

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