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There are 13 ways to get from Dublin to St Andrews by car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, plane or shuttle

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, train  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Haymarket
  4. Take the train from Haymarket to Cupar

$231 - $417

Cheapest option

Fly Dublin to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar

$37 - $145

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station 923
  4. Take the train from Edinburgh to Cupar

$144 - $221

Car ferry, train, bus  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X59 / ...

Car ferry, bus, train  •  16 h 58 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the bus from Bootle, Trinity Road to Preston City Centre, station X2
  3. Take the train from Preston to Edinburgh
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X59 / ...

Bus and ferry, bus  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X24

Car ferry, drive  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to St Andrews

$113 - $162

Fly Dublin to Glasgow, train, line 99 bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
  3. Take the line 99 bus from Dundee City Centre, Crichton Street to St Andrews, Bus Station

Fly Dublin to Aberdeen, train, line 99 bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Aberdeen (ABZ) DUB - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Dundee
  3. Take the line 99 bus from Dundee City Centre, Crichton Street to St Andrews, Bus Station

Shuttle to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar

$83 - $193

Train to Belfast City, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar

$84 - $236

Train to Belfast City, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee

$103 - $225

Fly Dublin to Newcastle, train  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Newcastle (NCL) DUB - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh to Cupar

$59 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to St Andrews is to fly and train which costs 30€ - 130€ and takes 5 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to St Andrews is to fly and train which costs 30€ - 130€ and takes 5 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to St Andrews station. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at St Andrews, Bus Station via Shudehill Interchange and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 46 min.

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The distance between Dublin and St Andrews is 401 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to St Andrews without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 12 h 48 min and costs 200€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 12 h 48 min to get from Dublin to St Andrews, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Hainan, Flybe, Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to St Andrews.
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  • Distance: 250.3 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 48 min

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

There is no direct connection from Dublin to St Andrews. However, you can take the car ferry to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the train to Crewe, take the train to Haymarket, take the train to Cupar, take the walk to Cupar, Tesco Supermarket, then take the bus to St Andrews, Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to St Andrews via Belfast Central Train Station, Sydenham, Belfast, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Edinburgh, Bus Station, Edinburgh, Cupar, and Cupar, Tesco Supermarket in around 13 h 45 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Crewe to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Edinburgh to Cupar
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 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 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $26
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Cupar
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Edinburgh to Cupar
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Crichton Street to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bootle, Trinity Road to Preston City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in Lancashire
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 and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Shuttle from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$23 - $35
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53

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