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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

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)ScotRail20:00On time
to Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail20:393On time
to Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail05:174Scheduled
to Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail08:57Scheduled
to Craignure (Mull)ScotRail09:55Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail20:013Late
from Craignure (Mull)ScotRail20:15On time
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail21:263On time
from Craignure (Mull)ScotRail08:10Scheduled
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail08:35Scheduled
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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