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Oban to Fort William by train

It takes an average of 5h 3m to travel from Oban to Fort William by train, over a distance of around 31 miles (51 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from Oban to Fort William and tickets for this journey start from £30.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 11m
PriceFrom £30.80
Distance31 miles (51 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
First train04:21
Last train19:39
Departure stationOban
Arrival stationFort William
Changes1 change
Train operatorsScotRail, Caledonian Sleeper

Oban to Fort William train times

Check out the next trains departing from Oban to Fort William for Tuesday 17th May 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:21 09:57 4h 36m, 1 change
08:57 12:08 3h 11m, 1 change
12:11 16:09 3h 58m, 1 change
18:11 22:06 3h 55m, 1 change

Travel from Oban to Fort William by train in 3 hours 11 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Oban to Fort William by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Oban to Fort William by train is 5 hours 3 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 3 hours 11 minutes. You'll usually find 4 trains per day travelling the 31 miles (51 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way to Fort William. You'll probably be travelling with ScotRail to get to Fort William, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Oban to Fort William start from £30.80 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Fort William, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Oban to Fort William? 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 Oban to Fort William take?

The average journey time by train between Oban and Fort William is 5 hours and 3 minutes, with around 4 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 Oban and Fort William by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Oban to Fort William is 3 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Oban to Fort William cost?

Train ticket prices from Oban to Fort William can start from as little as £30.80 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 Oban to Fort William?

No, there are no direct train services from Oban to Fort William. Travelling from Oban to Fort William by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Oban to Fort William leave?

The first train from Oban to Fort William leaves at 04:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Oban to Fort William leave?

The last train from Oban to Fort William leaves at 19:39. 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 Oban and Fort William by train?

Trains travelling from Oban to Fort William cover a distance of around 31 miles (51 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Oban to Fort William

Train tickets from Oban to Fort William start at £30.80 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 Oban to Fort William 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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