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There are 10 ways to get from Belfast to St Andrews by car ferry, bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, bus, train  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee

£64 - £110

Cheapest option

Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, train, bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank
  3. Take the bus from Ladybank, Railway Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

£43 - £158

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Car ferry, bus via Glasgow  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X24

£56 - £101

Car ferry, bus  •  12h 6m

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station 923
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X59 / ...

£58 - £105

Car ferry, bus via Ayr  •  14h 13m

  1. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station 358 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Prestwick Airport to Glenrothes, Bus Station 263
  4. Take the bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to St Andrews, Madras College 64

Car ferry, drive  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to St Andrews

£56 - £71

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh, train, bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank
  3. Take the bus from Ladybank, Railway Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

£49 - £126

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, train  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee

£56 - £140

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, train, line 99 bus  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
  3. Take the line 99 bus from Seagate Bus Station to St Andrews, Grannie Clark's Wynd

£62 - £128

Fly Belfast City to Aberdeen, train  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BHD - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Dundee

£55 - £258

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to St Andrews is to car ferry and drive which costs £55 - £75 and takes 5h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to St Andrews is to fly and train and bus which costs £40 - £160 and takes 4h 45m.

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The distance between Belfast and St Andrews is 173 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to St Andrews without a car is to car ferry and bus and train which takes 10h 55m and costs £60 - £110.

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It takes approximately 10h 55m to get from Belfast to St Andrews, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 494+ hotels available in St Andrews. Prices start at £68 per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8m and costs £2 - £4.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to St Andrews.
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  • Distance: 172.7 miles
  • Duration: 10h 55m

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and St Andrews, Fife, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to St Andrews. However, you can take the line 2 train to Larne Harbour, take the walk to Larne, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the walk to Glasgow Queen Street, take the train to Dundee, take the walk to Seagate Bus Station, then take the line 99 bus to St Andrews, Grannie Clark's Wynd. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to St Andrews via Larne, Larne, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 11h 35m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£26 - £140
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£24 - £130
Flights from Belfast City to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £23
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £11
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£10 - £14
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £20
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£38 - £43
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£38 - £43
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£170 - £200
Sleeper Berth Classic
£60 - £85
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £29
Website
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Ladybank, Railway Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Seagate Bus Station to St Andrews, Grannie Clark's Wynd
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Prestwick Airport to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Moffat + Williamson
Phone
01592 774785
Email
enquiries@moffat-williamson.co.uk
Website
moffat-williamson.co.uk
Bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to St Andrews, Madras College
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Moffat + Williamson
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£30
Small Car
£129

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