Travelling around Oban, Lorn and West Argyll - our guide

Travelling around Oban is easy, and a lovley highland town to explore on foot. The main shops overlook the harbour, piers and bay.

By cycle

Oban bike hire for mountain bikes and touring bikes. Operated by Nevis Cycles Oban. One way hire to Fort William, Inverness and the Western Isles available. www.obanbikehire.co.uk

By car

 Hazelbank Motors (566476; www.obancarhire.co.uk; Lynn Rd; 8.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat) rents small cars from £40/225 per day/week including VAT, insurance and CDW (collision damage waiver).

By Bus
The main bus stop is outside the train station. West Coast Motors bus 417 runs from here to Ganavan Sands via Oban Youth Hostel (five minutes, two per hour Monday to Saturday). Bus 431 connects the train station with the Kerrera ferry and Oban Caravan & Camping Park (15 minutes, two or three daily Monday to Saturday from late May to September).

Local transport

Taxis
There’s a taxi rank outside the train station. Otherwise, call Oban Taxis (564666) or Kennedy’s Taxis (564172).

Travel directions to Oban

Centrally located in Oban, situated on the North Pier

Coming from the South via Glasgow you will travel on the A82 Glasgow to Fort William road to Tyndrum where you join the A85 to Oban.

Coming from the North via Fort William take the A82 and cross the Ballachulish Bridge, when you come to a roundabout take the left hand (Oban – A828) exit. Follow the road across the Connel Bridge and at the T-junction turn left for Oban.

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