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It is hard to imagine a station with a more picturesque setting than Oban. Trains pull into platforms alongside the harbour, with views across the bay to the island of Kerrera and the mountains of the Isle of Mull beyond. It makes a spectacular point of arrival for travellers on the West Highland Line from Glasgow, and a fitting end to one of the UK's most beautiful train journeys. It was the arrival of the railways in 1880 that began Oban's tourism boom. Visitors have been coming to the harbour town ever since, not just for its scenery but also to sample the delights of its whisky distillery and seafood restaurants. Nothing in the town is very far from the station, and a short walk to the north will take you to George Street, the main shopping street. Be sure to explore some of the little lanes leading off of it - they're where you'll find some of the town's best independent shops.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:00:00 until 20:36:00
  • Saturday open from 05:00:00 until 20:36:00
  • Sunday open from 10:45:00 until 18:11:00
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteNews kiosk
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Newsagent
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This is a Category A station. This station has step-free access to all platforms. The Passenger Assist meeting point is at the Ticket Office Blue Badge parking bays: 2
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesDue to COVID-19, toilets have a restricted capacity. The toilets are located in the Waiting Room. Available during Ticket Office opening hours.
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorScotRail
Car parking spaces30
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Oban station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
Although Oban has four platforms, most trains to and from Glasgow on the West Highland Line use platform 3. The station building has a staffed ticket counter and toilets, and provides access to all platforms, with ramps for step-free access throughout. There is a bus stop outside on Station Square, and the ferry terminal for connections to the islands is next door. There is a pay and display car park next to platform 4 with 30 spaces.

Departures and arrivals from Oban

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Oban station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Craignure (Mull)ScotRail12:113On time
to Craignure (Mull)ScotRail12:30On time
to Craignure (Mull)ScotRail13:10On time
to Craignure (Mull)ScotRail14:15On time
to Craignure (Mull)ScotRail15:55Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Craignure (Mull)ScotRail11:303Late
from Craignure (Mull)ScotRail11:45On time
from Craignure (Mull)ScotRail12:01On time
from Craignure (Mull)ScotRail13:50On time
from Craignure (Mull)ScotRail14:31On time
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