Information about Parking in Oban
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Oban is a beautiful small town situated on the West Coast of Scotland. The town takes its name from the Gaelic language, with Oban meaning ‘little bay’. It is surrounded by miles and miles of dramatic shores and spectacular countryside. This little seaside town is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday.
As with many popular towns, parking in Oban can be difficult to navigate. It is recommended that drivers investigate their parking options in advance before driving to Oban town.
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Oban Parking Statistics
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Parking in Oban
There are several car parks available in Oban. If you are travelling by ferry and need somewhere to leave your car on the mainland, there is a pay and display car park beside the CalMac Terminal. This is also the car park for the train station. It costs £3 for a day ticket and there are limited spaces available. Alternatively, the Rockfield Centre offers parking at a cost of £5 per day.
Council car parks are also available in Oban. The parking charges in these car parks start from £1 per hour. Charges are in place all day every day. Argyll and Bute Council offer long term car park permits, which you can buy on a weekly or monthly basis for a car park of your choice. However, some car parks allow you to park free of charge. Pulpit Hill car park has 14 spaces and it is free to park here. There is also free parking in the Co-op car park on Soroba Road and the Tesco car park on Lochavullin Drive.
There is also parking available on street in Oban. The maximum parking time is 2 hours in the inner zone and 4 hours in the outer zone. Exceptions to this are Gallanach and Ganavan Road, which both offer all day parking. On street parking is free beyond the inner zone. Inner zone car streets are: Argyll Square, Queens Park Place, William Street, Corran Esplanade and George Street.
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Oban Airport parking
The nearest major airport to Oban is Glasgow airport. There are a range of parking options on site, including long-stay and short-stay.
Parking at Glasgow airport can be expensive, and as such, travellers and airport employees like to use alternative options for airport parking. You may want to consider browsing the options available at YourParkingSpace. We have short term and long term options available within easy access of the airport.
Oban is a reasonably small town, which makes it easy to explore on foot. There are lots of small galleries and independent stores to browse as you make your way around the town. There is also the centrally located local distillery, a chocolate shop, and Oban museum. If you fancy a walk along the sandy beaches, you could stroll along to take a look at the ruined Dunollie Castle. When it is time for refreshments, the town’s selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants are sure not to disappoint. For a more unusual attraction, why not take a boat trip from Oban to spot basking sharks and plenty of other sea life?
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There is a railway station in Oban. It is run by Abellio ScotRail and is the terminus of one branch of the scenic West Highland line. The ferry terminal is adjacent to the train station in Oban, offering connections to the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
There are a number of local bus routes in Oban and the surrounding area, with connections to Glasgow, Mull and other destinations.
Disabled Parking in Oban
The Blue Badge scheme is for people with severe mobility problems or those who are registered blind.
Blue Badge holders can park for free and can park in any parking bay for an unrestricted period of time, with the exception of marked disabled bays with a signed time restriction. You must display your Blue Badge clearly when parking in a designated disabled parking space.
There are electric vehicle charging points available at Argyll College in Oban, as well as at Oban Ferry Terminal. A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
Car park charges are in place for Oban parking all day on every day of the week for those car parks that apply charges. There are no time limits on parking in most car parks, meaning overnight parking should be possible. Check signs for any restrictions.
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Where can I find free parking in Oban?
Some car parks in Oban allow you to park free of charge. Pulpit Hill car park has 14 spaces and it is free to park here. There is also free parking in the Co-op car park on Soroba Road and the Tesco car park on Lochavullin Drive.
Do I need to display a Blue Badge to park in a disabled parking bay?
Yes, you do. Remember to always display your Blue Badge clearly to avoid hefty fines.
Is there somewhere in Oban to park my car if I am catching the ferry?
Yes there is. You can park in the pay and display car park beside the CalMac Terminal, which is also the car park for the train station. It costs £3 for a day ticket.
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Latest Oban parking reviews
Very good value for money. Very convenient arrangement, location. Experienced no issue re security as vehicle parked for 2 nightsRichard
Parking perfect for what we required just any place in Tesco carpark. I was concerned at first as there wasn’t many details until you have paid, but it was absolutely fine. I would use this place again in Oban.Matthew
Handy for town centre.no problems finding adressStuart
Good location too leave the car, and travel on ferry to Colonsay.Kevin
Easy to find and very satisfactory, a few flooded areas but plenty of spaces to avoid them so not a problem.James
Easy to access and safe car park. Would book again.Leigh
Easy parking system with no fuss.Alex
Good space. Short walk to ferry terminal. Easy to find. Just follow the directions on the space description.Joe
A very straightforward process with very clear directions and instructions about where to park. Very convenient for the Mull ferry and I would thoroughly recommend this spot if you are leaving your car on the mainland.Alex
I was a little concerned that it was just a Tesco car park, but everything was fine on my return. The cost is really good, there's a petrol station and you're only a short walk from the ferry terminal/town centre. All in all a great experience, thanks.Nick