You can travel throughout the region by bus, but service here tends to be less frequent than elsewhere in Scotland. Scottish Citylink runs daily service from Glasgow's Buchanan Street station to the mid-Argyll region and Kintyre; the trip to Oban takes about three hours. Several other companies provide local services within the region.
Garelochhead Coaches. Argyll and Bute. 01436/810200; www.garelochheadcoaches.co.uk.
Islay Coaches. Argyll and Bute. 01496/840273; www.bmundell.co.uk.
Scottish Citylink. Argyll and Bute. 0871/266–3333; www.citylink.co.uk.
Stagecoach West Scotland. Argyll and Bute. 01770/302000; www.stagecoachbus.com.
West Coast Motors. Argyll and Bute. 01586/552319; www.westcoastmotors.co.uk.