Directions from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews

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Recommended option

Fly London Heathrow to Edinburgh, train  •  3 h 31 min

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

$63 - $219

9 alternative options

Fly London Heathrow to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 55 min

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

$101 - $278

Train, Tube to London City, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 1-3 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, Tesco Supermarket to St Andrews, Bus Station

$110 - $281

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

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 1-3 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, Tesco Supermarket to St Andrews, Bus Station

$103 - $236

Bus to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 31 min

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

$64 - $169

Train, Tube to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 1-3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  4. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Cupar
  5. Take the bus from Cupar, Tesco Supermarket to St Andrews, Bus Station

$92 - $202

Train  •  8 h 12 min

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

$83 - $162

Bus  •  10 h 24 min

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

$157 - $185

Night train, bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the night train from Watford Junction to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 6) to St Andrews, Bus Station X59

$67 - $96

Drive  •  7 h 35 min

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

$95 - $140

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, Tesco Supermarket in around 8 h 12 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews once daily. Tickets cost $150 - $180 and the journey takes 9 h 45 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 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, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
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
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 Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $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 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
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
Train from Edinburgh to Cupar
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
London Underground (Tube)
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
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Watford Junction to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$203
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cupar, Tesco Supermarket to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
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
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 Heathrow Airport London to Luton Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Dundee, Scotland
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and St Andrews is 563 km. The road distance is 722 km.

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews is to night train and bus which costs £50 - £75 and takes 11 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews is to fly and train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs £45 - £170.

No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Airport London and arriving at St Andrews, Bus Station via Dundee City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 24 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to St Andrews, including transfers.