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Bus Oban to Inverness

Long Beach...
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Bus Oban to Inverness

It seems the most efficient way to get to Inverness from Oban (without a car) is to take the bus. It looks like we will take buses 918 & 919, changing in Ft. William. These buses are run by West Coast Tours.

What are these buses like? Will they be comfortable for 3 1/2 hours? The other option is a train which adds 3 hrs to the journey, which we'd like to avoid unless the bus will be a miserable experience.

TIA!

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1. Re: Bus Oban to Inverness

With the bus you will get to see some wonderful scenery... the coaches are relatively comfortable.

Glasgow, United...
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2. Re: Bus Oban to Inverness

These are long distance coaches, the ride is very comfortable.

Check Timetables carefully, I think it’s only 2 or 3 connections per day, less on a Sunday!

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3. Re: Bus Oban to Inverness

I plan to catch this bus at 11.30am from Fort William to Oban on a Thursday in August. Just checking there is no need to book. Thanks

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4. Re: Bus Oban to Inverness

I think I have answered my own question by searching. I found Scottish CityLink and can apparently pay and print and eticket there. Guess I can leave it another month to buy for an August journey? Thanks for any comments

Glasgow
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5. Re: Bus Oban to Inverness

Yes,that's right.

Since there are only a few buses a day you should book with Scottish Citylink in advance.

Note that from Oban the bus may be in red livery of West Coast Motors.

Long Beach...
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6. Re: Bus Oban to Inverness

Thanks everyone. Good to know it should be a relatively pleasant trip.

I will definitely prebook. There are only two connections on the day I need.

How does the pricing work? Will discount fares be released like trains? It seems strange it is more expensive than most of my train rides I've booked, but maybe that is normal.

Glasgow
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7. Re: Bus Oban to Inverness

No,these bus fares are mostly fixed and will not change.

Long Beach...
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8. Re: Bus Oban to Inverness

Thanks, I'll go ahead and book in that case.

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