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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:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:15 - 18:00
Saturday 07:15 - 18:00
Sunday 10:45 - 18:00
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageAvailable
Shops noteNews agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces30
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesDiscounted cycle hire available at Nevis Cycles to holders of valid rail tickets. Visit www.neviscycles.co.uk or call 01631 566 033 for more information
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
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 Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail05:213On time
to Craignure (Mull)ScotRail07:25Scheduled
to Craignure (Mull)ScotRail08:45Scheduled
to Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail08:573Scheduled
to Craignure (Mull)ScotRail09:55Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Craignure (Mull)ScotRail08:10Scheduled
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail08:353On time
from Craignure (Mull)ScotRail09:26Scheduled
from Craignure (Mull)ScotRail11:10Scheduled
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail11:273Scheduled
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