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Trains to Oban

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine : False
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays07:15 - 18:00
    Saturday 07:15 - 18:00
    Sunday 10:45 - 18:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available :
  • Lost Property available : False


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Coffee kiosk
  • Customer Service Notes :


  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : News agent


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 30

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 10
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False
  • Cycle storage notes : Discounted 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 access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Level access

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Oban


Railway Pier, OBAN, PA34 4LW
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:15 - 18:00
Saturday 07:15 - 18:00
Sunday 10:45 - 18:00

Oban Live Departures




Plat. 3

Station Due 12:01


Glasgow Queen Street


Plat. 3

On time