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There are 9 ways to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 8m

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

$103 - $193

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Bus National Express  •  10h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh National Express
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X59 / ...

$39 - $51

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Train, bus  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X59 / ...

$103 - $156

Bus Megabus UK  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station X24

$51 - $86

Drive  •  4h 41m

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to St Andrews 267.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Manchester to Edinburgh, train  •  5h 1m

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

$64 - $206

Fly Manchester to Aberdeen, train, line 99 bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Aberdeen (ABZ) MAN - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Dundee
  3. Take the line 99 bus from Dundee City Centre, Crichton Street to St Andrews, Bus Station

$74 - $232

Fly Manchester to Glasgow, train, line 99 bus  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
  3. Take the line 99 bus from Dundee City Centre, Crichton Street to St Andrews, Bus Station

$89 - $326

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 34m

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

$110 - $291

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews is to bus which costs £29 - £40 and takes 10h 1m.

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

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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, Platt Ln and arriving at St Andrews, Bus Station via Manchester City Centre, The Unicorn, Shudehill Interchange and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 1m.

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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 6h 8m and costs £75 - £150.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to St Andrews bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Shudehill Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews is to train which takes 6h 8m and costs £75 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £70 and takes 9h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Greater Manchester to St Andrews bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at St Andrews, Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to St Andrews.
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  • Distance: 202 miles
  • Duration: 6h 8m

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

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to St Andrews via Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West, Manchester Oxford Road, Haymarket, Cupar, and Cupar, Tesco Supermarket in around 6h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to St Andrews via Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester City Centre, The Unicorn, Shudehill, Mayes St, Shudehill Interchange, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 9h 1m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
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
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Cupar
Ave. Duration
54m
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
48m
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $26
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Cupar
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
6 times a week
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
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Stockport to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$190
Sleeper Seat
$20 - $29
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Crichton Street to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Megabus UK
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to St Andrews is 267 miles. It takes approximately 4h 41m to drive from Greater Manchester to St Andrews.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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