Oban Airport Information

The small but fully equipped terminal building provides the traveller with some wonderful views across Ardmucknish Bay towards the Isles of Mull and the Southern point of Lismore. Watch the aircraft as they prepare for departure or arrival to the main apron or grab a snack and a drink from the vending machines and sit at the tables provided. The waiting lounge is also equipped with various magazines and a large flat-screen TV for your pre-flight entertainment. For arrivals, there is information on local and national attractions as well as useful contacts for car hire, accommodation, and taxi numbers. For pilots, you can find information on landing charges and other airfield charges. The no-fuss approach by Oban Airport provides the traveller with the opportunity to relax and enjoy the journey. From baggage check-in, to boarding the aircraft, the airline and airport staff will assist you all the way.

Postal Address:

Oban Airport, North Connel, By Oban, Argyll, PA37 1SW

Contact Telephone Number:

+44 (0) 1631 572 910

Summer Airport Licensed Opening Times:

Monday and Wednesday - 08:15 to 16:15 (Local)
Tuesday and Thursday - 08:00 to 17:15 (Local)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 17:15 (Local)

Winter Airport Licensed Opening Times:

Monday and Wednesday - 08:15 to 16:00 (Local) or sunset if earlier
Tuesday and Thursday - 08:15 to 16:15 (Local) or sunset if earlier
Friday and Sunday - 10:15 to 16:15 (Local) or sunset if earlier
Saturday - 08:00 to 14:00 (Local) or sunset if earlier
(Closed Dec 25th, 26th and Jan 1st and 2nd.) 

Other facilities include:

  • Toilets
  • Smoking area (outside)
  • Free Parking
  • Small Conference Room (booking required)

How to find us  

BY CAR:  Oban Airport is situated just off the A828 by the village of North Connel and some six miles from the centre of Oban. Take the A82, A85, and Cross Connel Bridge heading to Fort William.

BY TRAIN:  Scotrail operate return services between Glasgow Queen Street and Oban. Disembark the train at Connel Ferry for Oban Airport.

BY BUS:  West Coast Motors operate a regular service via the airport. Service No 405 and 005.

BY BICYCLE: Oban Airport is easily accessed from National Cycle Route 78 which convieniently passes the main terminal building.

History of Oban Airport

Historically, the land that Oban Airport now occupies was originally a series of Potato fields. As WW2 approached the land was upgraded and an airfield built as a forward operating base primarily for attack aircraft such as the Hurricane. Oban bay itself was home to the RAF in the form of Sunderland and Catalina flying boats. Repelling any possible German invasion from the north, most of its use came from rehearsing the beach landings by providing air support. After the war, the base was used to train ferry crews and became known as RAF Connel Ferry. The Connel bridge that is used by cars today, was a railway bridge and the only way to get to North Connel was by ferry. The Royal Observer Corps had a hardened communication facility built adjacent to the Airfield which was in use up to 1998. The airport passed to council control and was for many years used as an airfield for private aircraft until the conception of the Argyll Air Services Project. Many wartime remnants can still be seen despite the upgraded facilities and runway. For more historical information, read Neil Owens book – RAF Connel Ferry available at the airport and at all good bookshops.

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