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

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Fly London Stansted to Dundee, line 99 bus  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dundee (DND) STN - DND
  2. Take the line 99 bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

$111 - $325

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Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar

$50 - $181

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Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar

$107 - $276

Fly London Stansted to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Glasgow (GLA) STN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee

$69 - $201

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar

$92 - $265

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar

$69 - $177

Train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Cupar

$106 - $191

Train, bus  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Derby
  3. Take the train from Derby to Edinburgh
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 6) to St Andrews, Bus Station X59

$208 - $302

Bus  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Dundee, Scotland National Express

$58 - $68

Drive  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to St Andrews 402.6 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to St Andrews is to bus which costs £40 - £55 and takes 14 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to St Andrews is to fly and line 99 bus which costs £80 - £250 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to St Andrews station. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Castle Street (Magdalene Street) and arriving at St Andrews, Bus Station via St Neots, Market Square (Stop D), Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and Dundee City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 18 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and St Andrews is 311 miles. The road distance is 402.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to St Andrews without a car is to train which takes 7 h 37 min and costs £80 - £150.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Cambridge to St Andrews, including transfers.

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Cambridge to St Andrews bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to St Andrews is to train which takes 7 h 37 min and costs £80 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £55 and takes 14 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Dundee Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to St Andrews.
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  • Distance: 310.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to St Andrews via Peterborough, Edinburgh, Cupar, and Cupar, Tesco Supermarket in around 7 h 37 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cambridge to St Andrews once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 10 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Stansted to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Train from Edinburgh to Cupar
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $18
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $35
Train from Edinburgh to Cupar
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cambridge to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Derby to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$130 - $190
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 6) to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Dundee, Scotland
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to St Andrews is 403 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to drive from Cambridge to St Andrews.

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Loganair offers flights from London Stansted Airport to Dundee Airport.

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There are 380+ hotels available in St Andrews. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs £9 - £35.

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