There are 4 ways to get from Carlisle to St Andrews by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Cupar

$59 - $154

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Bus National Express  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X24

$37 - $40

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Bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Hawick, High School X95
  2. Take the bus from Hawick, High School to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) X95
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 6) to St Andrews, Bus Station X59

$51

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to St Andrews 144.7 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to St Andrews is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to St Andrews is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to St Andrews station. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at St Andrews, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and St Andrews is 100 miles. The road distance is 144.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to St Andrews without a car is to train which takes 3 h 37 min and costs £45 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Carlisle to St Andrews, including transfers.

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Carlisle to St Andrews bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Carlisle station.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to St Andrews is to train which takes 3 h 37 min and costs £45 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £31 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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Carlisle to St Andrews bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at St Andrews, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to St Andrews is 145 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to drive from Carlisle to St Andrews.

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  • Distance: 100.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

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

You can take a train from Carlisle to St Andrews via Haymarket, Cupar, and Cupar, Tesco Supermarket in around 3 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to St Andrews via Glasgow and Buchanan Bus Station in around 5 h 11 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Cupar
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Bus operators
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 Carlisle to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
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
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Hawick, High School
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Hawick, High School to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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