Edinburgh-Oban

Old Jul 19th, 2006, 04:02 PM
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Edinburgh-Oban

Arriving in Edinburgh and need to go immediately to Oban. Can I get train from airport or must I go to city center and is there something I need to worry about in transferring. Thanks for all help!
 
Old Jul 19th, 2006, 08:06 PM
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I'll share my bit of knowledge of trains to Oban. I have taken the train twice from Stirling to Oban, changing in Glasgow. Coming from Edinburgh, you'd also change trains in Glasgow. There are only a few trains that run daily to Oban, so you will want to check the schedule, if you haven't already. Also, be careful which car you board in Glasgow, as not all cars go all the way to Oban. Also, the cars to Oban were pretty full the two times that I've made the journey.
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Old Jul 19th, 2006, 08:25 PM
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To catch a train you will have to go into centrral Edinburgh by bus or taxi.

How "immediately" do you have to get to Oban? Because you will have a bit of a roundabout journey - EDI to Waverly Station in the city, then a bit less than and hour to Glasgow Queen street. Then catch another train for a 3 hour trip out to Oban.

Assuming a 30 - 60 minute wait for each leg you are talking about 6 to 7 hours minimum.
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Old Jul 20th, 2006, 12:36 AM
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Try looking at www.thetrainline.com
Even if you don't book you can get an idea of routes and train times.
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Old Jul 20th, 2006, 01:49 AM
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Given the location of Edinburgh airport, I'd be inclined to suggest that you either take the bus direct to Glasgow, to get the train, or perhaps to Stirling which is, at least, in the right direction.

There's definitiely nothing you need worry about.
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Old Jul 20th, 2006, 03:13 AM
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Do buses run from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow - Citylink doesn't & there's no mention on the Edinburgh Airport website
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Old Jul 20th, 2006, 03:51 AM
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As far as I know, all buses to Glasgow leave from Edinburgh City centre. Take the Airport Shuttle bus to come to the city centre and change from there.
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You are all splendid to take the time to help. We will check the web site given for train schedules. Thanks very much!
 
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I can offer the following.
Express train from Edinbugh to Glasgow Queen Street Station every 15 minutes taking about 50 minutes.

From Glasgow Queen street Station to Oban at 8:50, 12:39 and 5:20 taking about 3 hours.

Normally the Oban service is a 4 car train with the front two going to Ft. William and the back two on to Oban. It will be clearly indicated with paper signs in the windows.
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