There are 8 ways to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews by train, bus, 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

Train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Cupar

$110 - $192

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Dundee, Scotland National Express

$34 - $44

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 6) to St Andrews, Bus Station X59

$149 - $223

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to St Andrews 267.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 17 min

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

$64 - $203

Line 142 bus to Manchester, fly to Aberdeen, train, line 99 bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 142 bus from Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd (Property 221) to East Didsbury, Parrs Wood (Cinema)
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Aberdeen (ABZ) MAN - ABZ
  3. Take the train from Aberdeen to Dundee
  4. Take the line 99 bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

$74 - $229

Line 142 bus to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train, line 99 bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 142 bus from Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd (Property 221) to East Didsbury, Parrs Wood (Cinema)
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
  4. Take the line 99 bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

$89 - $328

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar

$117 - $298

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 8 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to St Andrews station. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd 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 8 h 39 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and St Andrews is 202 miles. The road distance is 267.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews without a car is to train which takes 6 h 37 min and costs £80 - £150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to St Andrews bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews is to train which takes 6 h 37 min and costs £80 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £35 and takes 8 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews.
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  • Distance: 202 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 37 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and St Andrews, Scotland?

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to St Andrews via Manchester City Centre, University of Mcr, Manchester Piccadilly, Haymarket, Cupar, and Cupar, Tesco Supermarket in around 6 h 37 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Greater Manchester to St Andrews once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $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
Every 4 hours
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
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
$23 - $35
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
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
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Dundee, Scotland
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd (Property 221) to East Didsbury, Parrs Wood (Cinema)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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