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FAQs

Travel

Where do we meet?

See the location page on our website for our meeting points. If you are booking a charter then there are options for flexible pick up points.  Please contact us if you have any special requests in this respect.

How do we get there?

You can travel to Oban by bus or train but many people will arrive by car. The road to Oban is very scenic but can get a little busy in summer. Scotland is well served by domestic and international flights, into Edinburgh or Glasgow. Oban is only 2-3 hours drive from these airports. For multi-day tours we meet on Coll - please see the Calmac website for ferry details and prices.

Oban lies on the west coast of Scotland a few hours to the north west of Edinburgh/Glasgow. Although it doesn’t look very far on a map, there are a few hills and glens to travel through before you reach us!

Where we can park our car?

You can use the car park next to the Atlantis leisure centre and there is also secure covered parking for longer trip away at Stoddarts in Oban too. There is also car park behind the Caledonian MacBrayne (ferry) building which is only a few pounds for the day. There are also plenty of other pay-and-display car parks in Oban.

Can you arrange transport?

Yes, usually for full groups we can either arrange car hire or minibus services. Please contact us if you want transport arranged.

Air Travel

For those using air travel, the nearest international airports are Edinburgh and Glasgow. Both have regular international and domestic flights from Europe and beyond.

From these airport you need to drive or take the train to Oban. If you’re taking the train, the easier connection is flying into Glasgow and you can easily catch a taxi to Queen Street station.

Driving

From these airports you can hire a car and drive to us in Oban. Set your satnav to PA34 5QD for downtown Oban and PA37 1PX for Dunstaffnage marina.

Directions from Glasgow Airport (2.5hrs)

Directions from Edinburgh Airport (2.5-3hrs)

Private Transfer

We can arrange private mini-bus transfers for groups from Edinburgh or Glasgow. They work out around £60-£80pp return with a boat sized group (max 12). Contact us for more info.

Travel Pass

For 2017 there is a new travel pass which covers all bus, rail and ferry travel in Scotland. Information on the Scotrail website

Trains

Trains can be taken from anywhere in Scotland but the service to Oban goes from Glasgow. If you’re travelling from Edinburgh, you take the Edinburgh to Glasgow train first, then change to the Oban train.

The Oban service starts from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban. It takes around 3 hours is a lovely scenic train ride through the Highlands. Timetable on the Scotrail website

For those travelling from London, an interesting and easy way to travel is using the overnight Caledonian Sleeper train which starts at London Euston. You need to change at Upper Tyndrum for the connection to Oban. See here for details.