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One way car hire Edinburgh to Oban?

I'm having trouble trying to find which companies may allow me to rent from Edinburgh and drop off in Oban....any suggestions ?

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  • VisitScotlandAngelaVisitScotlandAngela Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi @ngilfoy!

    I see your problem....it seems to be really difficult to find a car rental company that will offer this service.  What were your plans as there may be other options?
  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour Member ✭✭✭
    I may be able to offer a driver, depending on your numbers?
    Bespoke tours.
    Whisky, Castles and Food a speciality.
    yourscotlandtour.co.uk
  • VisitScotlandLyndsayVisitScotlandLyndsay Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi @ngilfoy, It does seem to be proving rather tricky to find a car hire company who will allow you to take the car one way and drop off in Oban. I'm not quite sure of your plans, but may I suggest a couple of options that could help with your travel to Oban? 

    The West Highland Line train service departs Edinburgh Waverley train station daily and is a 4 hour journey to Oban with one change at Glasgow Queen Street train station. The route this train takes is one of the most scenic rail journeys in Scotland, passing by the River Clyde, Loch Lomond and Kilchurn castle at Loch Awe and continuing on to Oban. Here is a link to the timetables and further information on this service: West Highland Line

    Another option could be to join a tour? There are many tour companies that depart from Edinburgh each day that include Oban as part of the itinerary. The benefits of joining a tour is that you will receive information  along the way by a knowledgeable guide, and with many stops at popular attractions and view points allowing you to experience the best of this amazing part of Scotland.

    Perhaps our other community members could offer further ideas?




  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour Member ✭✭✭
    Another option could be to join a tour? There are many tour companies that depart from Edinburgh each day that include Oban as part of the itinerary. The benefits of joining a tour is that you will receive information  along the way by a knowledgeable guide, and with many stops at popular attractions and view points allowing you to experience the best of this amazing part of Scotland.
    This is along the lines of my offer above :-)
    Bespoke tours.
    Whisky, Castles and Food a speciality.
    yourscotlandtour.co.uk
  • ngilfoyngilfoy Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Thanks @VisitScotlandLyndsay @VisitScotlandAngela and @YourScotlandTour ;
    Sounds like a a tour may be the way to go since I plan on taking off on a ferry from Oban. I had a few places on my wish list after leaving Edinburgh on the way. I'm sure a tour would be able to hit up some of them.... it's just myself traveling so I'm willing to be flexible. I do have a list of the places I was hoping to see using a rental car on my to, and around Oban.  Please feel free to send me more information @YourScotlandTour ! Thanks for the advice!
  • @YourScotlandTour would you still be able to suggest a private car hire? 4 people. I would need to go from Edinburgh to Oban. thanks! 
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