Our vessels, Elizabeth G, Emma Jane and Lucy Mary board at 3pm from Oban on the day of departure.  Guests are provided with with detailed joining instructions prior to their cruise. Click here to view a map of Oban showing parking and boarding places. The majority of cruises depart on a Saturday but some of the longer cruises depart on a Monday or Thursday.  Disembarkment time on the last day of the cruise is late morning, approximately 10am. If you are travelling to Inverness for our Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness Cruise, you will be provided with specific travel information.

Hebrides Cruises are enthusiastic about protecting the environment and encourage our guests to use public transport where possible.  We are happy to provide you with additional information if you wish to travel by train or bus.  There is a choice of travel options to reach our vessels, berthed in Oban Bay. Glasgow is the main travel centre to reach Oban if you are arriving from the south or from abroad. The journey from Glasgow to Oban is very scenic and public transport is the best way to soak in the views and arrive relaxed, without having to worry where to park the car.  

By train: There is a very scenic 3-hour train journey between Glasgow and Oban with 5 trains departing throughout the day.  Train times are available from National Rail Enquiries, The Caledonian Sleeper from London to Glasgow or Crianlarich is also a popular option with guests.  There is a courtesy connecting bus from Crianlarich to Oban.

By bus: There is a regular bus route from Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow to Oban, three times a day, which takes 3-hours.  The bus provider is Citylink for online booking and travel times.

By car: If travelling from the south, Oban is a 2.5 hours drive from Glasgow. There is secure paid parking in Oban, please contact us for further information.

By air: From Glasgow Airport, take the airport bus into Glasgow City Centre to catch the train to Oban. Airport busses are every 30 minutes and the journey time is around 30 minutes

By private taxi:  Paul at Airport Transfer Scotland provides a pick up and drop off anywhere in the UK - Tel 07925915251.  Paul can also arrange group bookings to help limit individual car bookings.  

Please get in touch if you need more detailed advice and information on the travel arrangements to meet your cruise, we are happy to help.

Contact Us

For further information or to book call Emma on
Tel : +44 (0)1631 711 986
Mobile : +44 (0) 75851 51611
E-mail : info@hebridescruises.co.uk