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Main Network Map  Oban (Railway Pier)
  Oban (Railway Pier)
Argyll & Bute

Terminal Owned By: Caledonian MacBrayne

 Terminal Facilities:
2 main ferry berths / use of the North Pier for additional berth space and also tie-up availability at quayside between the linkspan and the nearby ice plant / main terminal building on one level, incorporating ticket sales, tour shops, toilets, waiting area and information desk - this building is soon to be demolished upon the opening of a new terminal building in late summer 2004 / a single linkspan adjacent to the terminal building - plans for much-needed second linkspan are in jeopardy due to local arguments / nine lanes of vehicle queuing space in two areas - soon to be increased upon demolition of current terminal building / adjustable mobile passenger gangway - can be moved and raised to suit the tide and the vessel at the berth / single slipway located adjacent to main linkspan berth. This is used by the Lismore ferry for loading of vehicles and passengers
Summer Departure / Arrival Times
Regular Vessels: Current Routes Served from Oban (Railway Pier):
Isle of Mull
Hebridean Isles
Eigg
Lord of the Isles
Clansman
Bruernish
Oban - Craignure
Oban - Colonsay
Oban - Lismore
Oban - Coll - Tiree
Oban - Castlebay - Lochboisdale
Kennacraig - Port Askaig - Colonsay - Oban
Oban - Tiree - Barra


The new terminal building opened in 2005. To the left is the new berth, constructed in early 2006.



Linkspan and slipway in use


New and old terminal offices


Isle of Mull using the linkspan


Smaller units at the extra berth

Directions to Oban (Railway Pier): From Glasgow and the south, take the A82 past Loch Lomond to Tarbet before bearing onto the A83 through Arrochar and Inverary. At Inverary, turn right onto the A819 and stay on this road to its end. Turn left onto the A85 and stay on this road for 23 miles until you drop down into Oban. Follow the ferry signs and go through the town centre. Cross over the railway line and turn right into the ferry terminal. From the south, take the A815 from Lochgilphead for approximately 40 miles and you'll arrive in Oban. Keep going through the town until you reach the roundabout. Follow the signs for the ferry terminal. From Fort William and the north, cross the Ballachulish Bridge and take the A828 down the shores of Loch Linnhe to Connel. At the bottom of the bridge road, turn left for the last six miles to Oban on the A85. Follow the signs for the ferry terminal.
Photos By: Ships of CalMac


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