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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee

£30 - £87

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Bus via Glasgow  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Prestwick Airport to Buchanan Bus Station 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X24

£19 - £27

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Prestwick Airport to Glenrothes, Bus Station 263
  2. Take the bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to St Andrews, Madras College 64

Drive  •  2h 2m

  1. Drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews 105.7 miles

£16 - £24

Towncar  •  2h 2m

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport to Saint Andrews 105.7 miles

£30 - £120

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews by buses

The bus journey time between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Saint Andrews is around 3h 54m and covers a distance of around 114 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 37m. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland and Stagecoach East Scotland, the Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews bus service departs from Prestwick Airport and arrives in St Andrews, Bus Station. Typically 52 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 54m
Fastest bus time:
3h 37m
Buses per week:
52
Cheapest price:
£19
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:15
Last bus departs at:
21:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews bus schedules

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) → Saint Andrews
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 2h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 2h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews station. However, there are services departing from Prestwick Airport and arriving at St Andrews, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 31m.

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The distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Saint Andrews is 91 miles. The road distance is 105.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews without a car is to train which takes 4h 11m and costs £29 - £90.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews, including transfers.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Prestwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews is to train which takes 4h 11m and costs £29 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus via Glasgow, which costs £18 - £28 and takes 4h 31m.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at St Andrews, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews is 106 miles. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews.
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  • Distance: 91.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

What companies run services between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK), Scotland and Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland?

You can take a train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews via Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Waterloo Street, Glasgow, George Square, Glasgow Queen Street, Dundee, and Dundee City Centre, station in around 4h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Saint Andrews via Buchanan Bus Station in around 4h 31m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£19 - £24
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Prestwick Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Prestwick Airport to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Moffat + Williamson
Phone
01592 774785
Email
enquiries@moffat-williamson.co.uk
Website
moffat-williamson.co.uk
Bus from Glenrothes, Bus Station to St Andrews, Madras College
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Moffat + Williamson
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport to Saint Andrews
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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