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Destination(s) šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ Outer Hebrides, šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ Scotland, šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ United Kingdom
Distance 139 km, 87 miles
Duration 5 Hours
Operated by CalMac Ferries
Sailings Up to 5 times per week
2p+Car+Return in our estimation Ā£ 86

A ferry departs from Oban to the island of South-Uist. The ferry docks in Lochboisdale and is operated by CalMac.

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Ferry to Lochboisdale and Oban

Several boats go from Oban to the Outer Hebrides. One of these ferries goes to Lochboisdale. This place is located on South Uist.

  • This ferry makes a stopover at Mallaig on the way back. (from Lochboisdale to Oban).
  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 30 minutes for foot passengers.

Route Map

The map shows the route of the Oban-Lochboisdale ferry.

Tickets and Booking

Ferry tickets on this route can be booked through Caledonian Macbrayne Ferries. When the ferries depart and what the routes are, very much depends on the season and the crowds. In quieter periods the ferries sometimes make a stopover. The exact itineraries can be found on the CalMac website. Summer timetables will come into effect after March 30th.


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Oban and Lochboisdale is currently operated by: CalMac Ferries.

How long does the Oban-Lochboisdale crossing take?

The travel time of the Oban-Lochboisdale ferry is around: 5 Hours. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Oban-Lochboisdale ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Oban to Lochboisdale (or the ferry from Lochboisdale to Oban) Up to 5 Times p/week. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Oban and Lochboisdale?

The distance between Oban and Lochboisdale is approximately 86 miles or 139 km.