How to travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrews

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from Edinburgh to St. Andrews

You can get from Edinburgh to St. Andrews by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Edinburgh to St. Andrews on Jun 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley1h15 10:45AMSt. Andrews
1 transfer
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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley1h15 10:45AMSt. Andrews
1 transfer
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09:01AMEdinburgh Waverley1h34 10:35AMSt. Andrews
1 transfer
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08:01AMEdinburgh Waverley1h37 09:38AMSt. Andrews
1 transfer
241One-way
10:28AMEdinburgh Waverley1h17 11:45AMSt. Andrews
1 transfer
241One-way

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to St. Andrews

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$28 - $28
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $28 (€25) • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $28 (€25) • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBus or Scotrail

Take a bus or train to travel 30 miles (49 km) to St. Andrews from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $28 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Bus or Scotrail among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Edinburgh to St. Andrews.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrews

Travel to St. Andrews easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to St. Andrews.
FAQs

You can travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrews 2 different ways: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to St. Andrews is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $28 (€25) compared to other travel options to St. Andrews:

Taking a bus is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a train to St. Andrews, which costs on average $28 (€25) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Edinburgh to St. Andrews is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 8 min.

There are alternative travel options to St. Andrews that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to St. Andrews by bus can take on average 2 h 10 min.

You should expect to travel around 30 miles (49 km) between Edinburgh and St. Andrews.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to St. Andrews is:

  • 16 buses per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Edinburgh to St. Andrews as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Edinburgh to St. Andrews:

  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Edinburgh to St. Andrews depart from Edinburgh Waverley to St Andrews.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to St. Andrews:

  • You can take a bus from Edinburgh to St. Andrews with Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for $28 (€25) with Bus from Edinburgh to St. Andrews.
  • You can travel by train between Edinburgh and St. Andrews with Scotrail, and you can find Scotrail Edinburgh to St. Andrews tickets for $28 (€25) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Edinburgh to St. Andrews with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct train with.

Direct services to St. Andrews tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Many of our customers traveling from Edinburgh to St. Andrews don't make St. Andrews their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after St. Andrews are Glasgow, London or Aberdeen, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from St. Andrews to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to St. Andrews, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $28 (€25) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $28 (€25) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to St. Andrews online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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