Travelling to St Andrews

Full details of how to reach St Andrews can be found at the University website.

By air

The closest airports to St Andrews are:

From Edinburgh airport there are different options for onward travel to St Andrews:

By taxi

A taxi from Edinburgh Airport taxi rank to St Andrews will cost from £130.00.

If you book from the Taxi Desk in the terminal (UK/domestic arrivals hall), a taxi fare from Edinburgh airport to St Andrews should cost from £85.00.

Airlink

Airlink bus travels to Haymarket and Waverley train stations from the airport. A frequent service by rail is available to Leuchars. From Leuchars, there is an excellent taxi service and a frequent local bus service (see below).

By train

There is no railway station in St Andrews. However, the nearest railway station to St Andrews is Leuchars only 5 miles from St Andrews, on the main line from London King's Cross via Edinburgh, or Aberdeen. From Leuchars, there is an excellent taxi service and a frequent local bus service (see below).

Train times

Train time schedules are available at:

From Leuchars, St Andrews may be reached by car, taxi or by service bus (2 to 3 buses per hour between 9am and 6pm, and less frequently at other times - see Bus timetables for details).

By bus and coach

Take the coach Jet 747 to Inverkeithing railway station (approx. 20 minutes), then by rail to Leuchars (approximately 45 minutes). From Leuchars, there is an excellent taxi service and a frequent local bus service (see below).

National and Local bus services

Stagecoach in Fife offer a number of services to and from St Andrews.

Journey planner

Other bus ticket services

  • Go-Flexi- accommodates travel between areas of Fife that are not covered by regular bus routes.
  • One-Ticket- tickets for multiple bus and rail journeys.
  • PlusBus - add a bus journey to your rail journey.

By car

There are a number of public car parks in St Andrews. Suggested driving routes and a map can be found at the University website.

More information on travelling from Edinburgh airport.