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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to St Andrews by train, bus, rideshare, car or towncar

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Train, bus  •  1 h 29 min

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

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Saint Andrews 52.4 miles

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to St Andrews, Bus Station X59 / ...

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to St Andrews 52.1 miles

$11 - $17

Uber  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to St Andrews 52.1 miles

$85 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to St Andrews is to rideshare which costs £4 - £6 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to St Andrews is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at St Andrews, Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and St Andrews is 31 miles. The road distance is 52.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to St Andrews without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Edinburgh to St Andrews, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to St Andrews bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to St Andrews is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to drive from Edinburgh to St Andrews.

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There are 376+ hotels available in St Andrews. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to St Andrews.
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  • Distance: 31 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

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

Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from Edinburgh to St Andrews hourly, and the journey takes 1 h 58 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cupar, Tesco Supermarket to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bay Travel
Phone
+44 1383 516161
Website
bay-travel.co.uk
Bus from Cupar, Railway Station to St Andrews, Alexandra Place
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
bay-travel.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to Saint Andrews
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to St Andrews
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$85 - $120
UberX
$85 - $120
uberXL
$130 - $180
Exec
$130 - $190

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Edinburgh and St Andrews. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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