Oban travel guide

Oban Tourism | Oban Guide

You're Going to Love Oban

With a population of 8,081, Oban is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Oban to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Oban

If you’re looking for affordable options, Baab (Station Square) and Knipoch Hotel (Knipoch Hotel) are great picks.

When to visit Oban

Oban in November
Estimated hotel price
£74
1 night at 3-star hotel
Oban in November
Estimated hotel price
£74
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Oban

Plane

Although Oban doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Glasgow Airport (GLA), which is located 55 miles from Oban.

Train

Avanti West Coast is the most popular train carrier serving Oban, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Oban to Edinburgh takes 1h 36m and costs around £16 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about £81 for a 3h 18m trip. Located 4 miles from the city centre, Oban Connel Ferry is the busiest station in Oban. Another popular train station is Oban, located 0.4 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Oban is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 93 miles from Oban. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Oban, including Megabus, National Express and FlixBus. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Oban takes 58 miles and will cost you around £13. From Aberdeen, the ticket costs about £20 for a journey of 210 miles.

Plane

Although Oban doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Glasgow Airport (GLA), which is located 55 miles from Oban.

Train

Avanti West Coast is the most popular train carrier serving Oban, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Oban to Edinburgh takes 1h 36m and costs around £16 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about £81 for a 3h 18m trip. Located 4 miles from the city centre, Oban Connel Ferry is the busiest station in Oban. Another popular train station is Oban, located 0.4 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Oban is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 93 miles from Oban. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Oban, including Megabus, National Express and FlixBus. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Oban takes 58 miles and will cost you around £13. From Aberdeen, the ticket costs about £20 for a journey of 210 miles.

Airlines serving Oban

Lufthansa
Good (4,686 reviews)
KLM
Good (849 reviews)
SWISS
Good (944 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,741 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,189 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,452 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (474 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,600 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,100 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,952 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,368 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (219 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,204 reviews)
LOT
Good (670 reviews)
Finnair
Good (774 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,171 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (849 reviews)
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Where to stay in Oban

Average rates range from around £129 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £213 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Glenview Guest House and The Kelvin Hotel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Oban

Most booked hotels in Oban

Taychreggan Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (9.4, Excellent reviews)
£146+
The Pierhouse Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
£234+
Ardanaiseig Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£139+
Corran House Guest House
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£59+
Perle Oban Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£148+
Holly Tree Hotel, Swimming Pool & Hot Tub
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£234+

Hiring a car in Oban

Expect to pay £1.43 per litre in Oban (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.11 and £22.82.

Expect to pay £1.43 per litre in Oban (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.11 and £22.82.