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Oban (OBA) - Lismore (LIS)

Normal service

Supplementary information

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2021 13:18

Travel Information

ScotRail Services
Due to strike action ScotRail are running to an amended timetable, with a reduced service on some routes and no services on other routes.
It has been confirmed that these strikes will run until at least 5 September 2021.
Please check your journey before travelling here

If you plan to travel, we look forward to welcoming you. COVID-19 guidance remains in place: 

Be prepared. Before travel, check what coronavirus protection level applies to your area through the postcode checker

Plan ahead. Our capacity remains restricted. Where possible, book prior to travel, even if you’re a foot passenger.

Stay Safe. Follow our safer travel guidance. On public transport, you must by law wear face covering, unless you are exempt. Safer Travel with CalMac  

Tidal Information

We will be operating amended timetables between Oban and Lismore due to low tides on specific dates throughout 2021.

Please see here for Oban - Lismore Summer tidal amendments

Due to tidal disruptions on this route, some services may not be bookable online.
If the sailing, you are looking for is unavailable, please contact the Oban office on 01631 700506 or email (email enquiries must be submitted 48 hours in advance.)

ScotRail Connections

ScotRail have provided their next batch of timetables which will operate from 13 December 2020 - 15 May 2021. Due to low crew numbers as a result of Covid-19, ScotRail will be unable to operate a full West Highland Line timetable before May 2021. This has resulted in a few key connections being lost at Oban. These are as follows:

- No 08:25 train arrival at Oban will impact the 09:00 Oban - Lismore departure Monday - Friday & 11:00 Oban – Lismore departure on a Saturday
- No 20:37 train departure from Oban will impact the 19:10 arrival in Oban from Lismore Monday - Friday & the 18:55 arrival in Oban from Lismore on a Saturday 

Payment Information - Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not accepting cash payment for ticket transactions. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google or Samsung Pay. If you need assistance, please speak with a member of staff.

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