There are 9 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 23 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Cupar

$109 - $193

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester to Dundee, Scotland National Express

$31 - $43

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 6) to St Andrews, Bus Station X59

$151 - $231

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 7 min

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

$64 - $205

Bus to Manchester, fly to Aberdeen, train, line 99 bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Moss Side, Claremont Rd/Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd/Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
  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

$70 - $229

Bus to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train, line 99 bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Moss Side, Claremont Rd/Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd/Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
  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

$88 - $329

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Aberdeen, train, line 99 bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LBA - 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

$119 - $413

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 29 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

$115 - $298

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, Oxford Rd/Hulme St (The Dancehouse), Manchester Oxford Road, Haymarket, Cupar, and Cupar, Tesco Supermarket in around 6 h 23 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 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
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
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 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
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 Oxford Road to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 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
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
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 Gateway to Cupar
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
$26 - $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
$35 - $55
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 Warrington Bank Quay to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
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 UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
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
$9 - $13
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Claremont Rd/Maine Rd (School) to Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd/Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Manchester Community Transport
Phone
0161 946 9255
Email
info@manct.org
Website
manct.org
Bus from Moss Side, Lloyd St South/Claremont Rd to Manchester City Centre, Oxford St/Gt Bridgewater St (Palace Theatre)
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
manct.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Greater Manchester and St Andrews is 323 km. The road distance is 428 km.

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 8 h 40 min.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to St Andrews. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd and arriving at St Andrews, Bus Station via Manchester and Dundee City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews, including transfers.