There are 10 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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

Fly London Heathrow to Edinburgh, train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar

$62 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Stansted Airport
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar

$55 - $157

8 alternative options

Fly London Heathrow to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Glasgow (GLA) LHR - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee

$100 - $273

Train, Tube to London City, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  4. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar
  5. Take the bus from Cupar, Railway Station (Cupar Rail Station) to St Andrews, Bus Station

$108 - $279

Bus to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Luton Airport
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar

$62 - $167

Train, Tube to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Edinburgh (EDI) LGW - EDI
  4. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar
  5. Take the bus from Cupar, Railway Station (Cupar Rail Station) to St Andrews, Bus Station

$99 - $229

Train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Cupar

$75 - $157

Bus  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Dundee, Scotland National Express

$150 - $177

Bus, train  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange 240
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 6) to St Andrews, Bus Station X59

$163 - $236

Drive  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews 451 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews is to bus and fly and train which costs £40 - £130 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews is to fly and train which costs £45 - £180 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and St Andrews is 352 miles. The road distance is 451 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews station. However, there are services departing from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and arriving at St Andrews, Bus Station via Dundee City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 351.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and St Andrews, Scotland?

You can take a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews via King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London Kings Cross, Edinburgh, Cupar, and Cupar, Railway Station (Cupar Rail Station) in around 8 h 8 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews once daily. Tickets cost $140 - $180 and the journey takes 10 h 5 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $15
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $30
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
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Cupar
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cupar, Railway Station (Cupar Rail Station) to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 6) to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bay Travel
Phone
+44 1383 516161
Website
bay-travel.co.uk
Bus from Cupar, Railway Station (Cupar Rail Station) to St Andrews, Alexandra Place
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
bay-travel.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Luton Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Dundee, Scotland
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
nationalexpress.com

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