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Glasgow to Oban by train

It takes an average of 3h 8m to travel from Glasgow to Oban by train, over a distance of around 60 miles (97 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Glasgow to Oban and tickets for this journey start from £15.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 3m
PriceFrom £15.90
Distance60 miles (97 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train04:20
Last train18:23
Departure stationGlasgow
Arrival stationOban
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsScotRail

Glasgow to Oban train times

Check out the next trains departing from Glasgow to Oban for Saturday 2nd July 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
18:23 On timeglasgow queen street21:26 On timeobanPlat. 2 estimatedscotrail Peak3h 3m, direct
09:56 glasgow queen street13:04 obanPlat. 7 estimatedscotrail Peak3h 8m, direct
18:21 glasgow queen street21:24 obanPlat. 7 estimatedscotrail Peak3h 3m, direct

Travelling from Glasgow to Oban by train this summer

Planning a sunny day out or weekend away in Oban this summer and want to travel by train? Look no further.

The train from Glasgow to Oban usually takes 3 hours and 7 minutes, but can take just 3 hours and 1 minute on the fastest services. You'll be travelling direct on this route with ScotRail and their trains offer comfortable seating, space for luggage and, on most services, free WiFi.

If you're heading to Oban for a day trip to one of the nearby islands, or just spending time wandering the seafront, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you use a Railcard or travel during Off-Peak times.

Ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Oban with us today, or keep reading for money-saving tips and FAQs.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Glasgow to Oban? 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 Glasgow to Oban take?

The average journey time by train between Glasgow and Oban is 3 hours and 8 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 Glasgow and Oban by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow to Oban is 3 hours and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Glasgow to Oban cost?

Train ticket prices from Glasgow to Oban can start from as little as £15.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Glasgow to Oban?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to Oban without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Glasgow to Oban each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Glasgow to Oban leave?

The first train from Glasgow to Oban leaves at 04:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Glasgow to Oban leave?

The last train from Glasgow to Oban leaves at 18:23. 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 Glasgow and Oban by train?

Trains travelling from Glasgow to Oban cover a distance of around 60 miles (97 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Oban to Glasgow.

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Oban

Train tickets from Glasgow to Oban start at £15.90 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 Glasgow to Oban is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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