Location type


Name and dates

Oban (1880-)

Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.

Open on the West Highland Line.


This is a terminus at a ferry pier on Oban Bay. Oban is a major port for the islands with Caledonian MacBrayne operating services to Mull, Lismore and beyond.

The present station has a small ticket office and two platforms and is located a short distance from the ferry terminal. There are good passenger facilities at the ferry terminal which has been rebuilt in recent years.

There are some seldom used sidings. Oil for Caledonian MacBrayne vessels was handled here until recent years and a timber siding put in, which is no longer in use.

The two platforms were a later addition to the original terminus which had a glazed roof covering platforms, the platforms and original building are now demolished.


Caledonian MacBrayne operates from the station pier to a considerable number of destinations.

Oban Distillery

McCaig's Tower

Staffa Tours

Oban Harbour


Station Terminus Ferry Oil Depot Goods scenic

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67