Transport Links & Getting to Oban
We will advise guests where to travel to in order to meet the ship, you will be notified when you book your place.
We’ve previously charter a lot out of the Western Isles and travelling to the West Coast of Scotland is an adventure in itself.
It is a great opportunity to spend time thinking about what lies ahead or talking over the adventure you have just shared.
Obviously your travel plans will be determined by where you are coming from but here are some ideas for getting to and from the vessel; if using public transport it is well worth booking in advance for the best fares.
Lady of Avenel is easily recognised and she will dock at the new marina near the North Pier, see this Google Map.
By Sleeper Train to Scotland
The Caledonian sleeper service runs six days a week (not Saturday nights) from London Euston to Fort William and stops at Watford Junction, Crewe, and Preston. You share a two-man compartment, travel through the night and arrive at ten in the morning; the cost for an adult starts at around £150 return.
By Daytime Rail to Scotland
Take the train from whichever main station makes sense to you to Glasgow, then go through the Highlands to Oban. www.thetrainline.com By AirYou can fly to Glasgow from all main British airports: there are 8 trains an hour to Glasgow Central Station and from there the train to Oban is your best option. Alternatively, there are coaches from the airport to Oban.
By Road to Scotland
The road journey is a great experience, especially once you get beyond Glasgow and into the Highlands but make sure you allow time to rest; it is a long drive for one person.
In Oban – an example port where the Lady of Avenel may pick you up. Oban is a great place, a real hub of trains, buses and ferries to all the Hebridean Islands. It is an old fishing port with a harbour sheltered by the island of Kerrera so if your travel arrangements mean you have time there you will find plenty to do and see. If you need to stay a night there is lots of accommodation of all kinds