There are 12 ways to get from Dublin to St Andrews by car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry, 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, train  •  12 h 31 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

$188 - $412

Cheapest option

Fly Dublin to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 37 min

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

$43 - $156

10 alternative options

Bus, car ferry, train  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr Railway Station Sl
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  5. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X24

$96 - $112

Train, car ferry, bus  •  13 h 42 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 (Stances 7 to 10) 923
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 6) to St Andrews, Bus Station X59

$115 - $149

Bus and ferry, bus  •  17 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Dundee, Scotland National Express

$44 - $57

Car ferry, drive  •  9 h 38 min

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

$113 - $162

Fly Dublin to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee

$60 - $166

Train to Belfast City, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 2 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

$86 - $240

Fly Dublin to Aberdeen, train, line 99 bus  •  6 h 55 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, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

$81 - $311

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

$105 - $230

Train to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Edinburgh, train  •  8 h 3 min

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

$104 - $222

Fly Dublin to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 54 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

$64 - $292

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to St Andrews is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 17 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to St Andrews is to fly and train which costs 35€ - 140€ and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The distance between Dublin and St Andrews is 401 km.

It takes approximately 12 h 31 min to get from Dublin to St Andrews, including transfers.

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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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Dundee City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 58 min.

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The nearest airport to St Andrews is Dundee (DND) Airport which is 18.4 km away. Other nearby airports include Edinburgh (EDI) (55.8 km), Aberdeen (ABZ) (102.4 km), Glasgow (GLA) (114.2 km) and Newcastle (NCL) (160 km).

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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 31 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and St Andrews, 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, Railway Station (Cupar Rail Station), then take the bus to St Andrews, Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to St Andrews via Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, Great Victoria Street, York Street, Belfast, Cairnryan, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Ayr Railway Station, Ayr, Glasgow Central, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 13 h 40 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 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
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 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
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
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
5 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 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $210
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
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $130
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 Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $15
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $30
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $26
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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
Train from Edinburgh to Cupar
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$17 - $27
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$24 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 6) to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 (Stances 7 to 10)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express
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 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Dundee, Scotland
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
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 - $160
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$40
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
$40 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$45
Small Car
$153
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$165

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