Oban Transport Information

About Oban

Oban is the second largest town in the West Highlands, after Fort William, with a population of 10,000 people. The total population swells to 25,000 in peak tourist season (June - August) with the influx of visitors and seasonal workers. Oban sits in a sheltered bay, protected from westerly winds by the island of Kerrera, and is unusual in that it grew up around its whisky distillery (founded 1794) and is crowned by a colosseum type building known as McCaig's Tower. From its humble origins as a fishing village, Oban grew to become a 19th Century resort, primarily owing to the arrival of the railway line from Glasgow which reached the town on 1880. Most of the older buildings date from the boom time of the 1880s and 1890s when may of the large hotels and guest houses were built.

How To Get To / From Oban

Modern Oban is a major transport hub with a direct rail link to Glasgow, and a ferry port which serves the Hebridean islands of Kerrera, Lismore, Colonsay, Islay, Mull, Tiree, Coll, Barra and South Uist. Scottish City Link operate a three times per day bus service between Oban and Glasgow, which increases to five in the Summer months. Scotrail operate a six times per day trains service between Oban and Glasgow, with a journey time of three hours and nine minutes.

A private transfer to / from Oban might be a more practical transport solution, particularly if you are travelling with luggage, children, sports equipment etc. With a door to door transfer service do not need to worry about taxi to and from the station and the cost can be much cheaper than you think, particularly for groups of families travelling together. Our minibuses can accommodate up to eight passengers with luggage, and if required we can attach a luggage trailer. Kinclan MPV Executive Travel provide transport to / from Oban at the following rates:

Transfers between Oban and.....


Glasgow City- from £149.00

Glasgow Airport - from£149.00

Prestwick Airport - from £189.00

Edinburgh Airport - from £199.00

Edinburgh City- from £199.00

Stirling City - from £159.00

Dundee City- from £219.00

Perth City - from £189.00

Aberdeen City - from £319.00

Aberdeen Airport - from £329.00

Newcastle Airport - from £369.00

Manchester Airport - from £459.00

London Airports - from £729.00

The advantages of a Kinclan private transfer are:

  • door to door service
  • take as much luggage as you like
  • box trailer available on request
  • up to 8 passengers per vehicle
  • reclining seats with superior leg room
  • experienced local drivers
  • reliable and punctual
  • child seats provided at no extra cost
  • complimentary chilled mineral water & Highland toffees

Please contact us to discuss your requirements - we can also quote for transfers to / from locations not listed above.

KinClan MPV Executive Travel

the people carrier company

Est. 2009