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There are 11 ways to get from Bournemouth to St Andrews by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via London  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X59 / ...

£63 - £117

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Bus  •  14h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Dundee, Scotland National Express

£42 - £123

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Train  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Wolverhampton
  2. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Haymarket
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Dundee

£192 - £349

Train, bus  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X59 / ...

£152 - £225

Drive  •  8h 25m

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to St Andrews 504.9 miles

£80 - £120

Train to Southampton, fly to Edinburgh, train, bus  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Edinburgh (EDI) SOU - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank
  4. Take the bus from Ladybank, Railway Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

£66 - £209

Train to Southampton, fly to Glasgow, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Glasgow (GLA) SOU - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee

£79 - £223

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank

£76 - £227

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Edinburgh (EDI) LGW - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank

£77 - £192

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI
  4. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank

£89 - £224

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee

£100 - £228

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to St Andrews is to train and fly and bus which costs £65 - £210 and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to St Andrews is to train and fly and bus which costs £65 - £210 and takes 5h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to St Andrews station. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd and arriving at St Andrews, Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Seagate Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 13m.

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The distance between Bournemouth and St Andrews is 392 miles. The road distance is 504.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to St Andrews without a car is to train and bus via London which takes 9h 38m and costs £60 - £120.

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It takes approximately 9h 38m to get from Bournemouth to St Andrews, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to St Andrews bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to St Andrews is to train which takes 10h 24m and costs £190 - £350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £130 and takes 14h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Bournemouth to St Andrews bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dundee, Scotland station.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to St Andrews.
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  • Distance: 392.3 miles
  • Duration: 9h 38m

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and St Andrews, Fife, Scotland?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to St Andrews via Wolverhampton, Haymarket, Dundee, and Dundee City Centre, station in around 10h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to St Andrews via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Seagate Bus Station in around 14h 13m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £280
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £280
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £280
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £260
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £60
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
£22 - £35
Anytime fare
£40 - £60
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
£10 - £15
Anytime fare
£13 - £19
Train from Bournemouth to Woking
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
£18 - £26
Anytime fare
£30 - £45
Train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
£21 - £30
Anytime fare
£35 - £55
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £17
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
£9 - £14
Anytime fare
£11 - £17
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£30 - £45
1st Class
£55 - £85
Train from Haymarket to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£6 - £9
1st Class
£18 - £27
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£35 - £60
Anytime Single
£60 - £95
Off-Peak Single
£60 - £95
Train from Haymarket to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Single
£30 - £50
Off-Peak Single
£22 - £35
Train from Bournemouth to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£140 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£80 - £130
Anytime Single
£140 - £220
Off-Peak Single
£160 - £240
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£18 - £27
Anytime Single
£25 - £40
Off-Peak Single
£14 - £21
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£17 - £26
Anytime Single
£24 - £40
Off-Peak Single
£13 - £19
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £17
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 Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £23
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£18 - £27
Advanced Single
£19 - £27
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £60
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £24
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National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Dundee, Scotland
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£25 - £95
Book at
National Express

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