Oban to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 55m
  • Distance
    151 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 36m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Oban to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Oban to Edinburgh take around 3 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 151 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Oban and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Oban to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Oban and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from Oban to Edinburgh every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 5 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Oban to Edinburgh?

The Oban to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Oban to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Oban around 05:21 and the last train is around 20:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Oban around 05:21, and the last at 20:38.

When to book Oban to Edinburgh train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Oban to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Oban and Edinburgh?

More than one train company operates on the route from Oban to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Edinburgh to Oban by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.