Travelling around Oban, lorn, and of course, island hopping

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Travelling around Oban is easy, and a lovely 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).