How to get from Edinburgh to St. Andrews

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from Edinburgh to St. Andrews

You can get from Edinburgh to St. Andrews by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Edinburgh to St. Andrews on 01 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30Edinburgh Waverley1h15 10:45St. Andrews
1 change
£221One-way
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07:30Edinburgh Waverley1h18 08:48St. Andrews
1 change
£221One-way
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09:01Edinburgh Waverley1h34 10:35St. Andrews
1 change
£221One-way
08:01Edinburgh Waverley1h37 09:38St. Andrews
1 change
£221One-way
10:28Edinburgh Waverley1h17 11:45St. Andrews
1 change
£221One-way

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Travel Information to St. Andrews from Edinburgh

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£22 - £23
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £22 • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £23 • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBus or Scotrail

Travel 30 miles (49 km) by coach or train between Edinburgh and St. Andrews. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Bus or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Edinburgh to St. Andrews.

Buses From London To Wolverhampton: Journey Details

Getting from London to Wolverhampton by bus is fast, convenient and comfortable with regular coaches covering the 182 kilometres from in an average of just 3.5 hours. National Express operates 9 services each day, with the first leaving at half past midnight. Some are direct, and some require a coach change at Birmingham. Some services call at Milton Keynes Coachway, Walsall or Dudley.

Taking the Bus from London

Buses from London to Wolverhampton depart from Victoria Coach Station in central London. Victoria is one of the capital’s major transport hubs so getting there easy from anywhere in London or beyond. Passengers can reach Victoria by bus, to Victoria Bus Station which is just next to the coach terminal. Other bus routes stop in the nearby streets including the N11 and N44 night services. Also nearby is Victoria Train Station which is also an underground station for the Victoria, Circle and District lines.

Getting into Wolverhampton by Bus

The West Midlands city of Wolverhampton has a long and storied history. It’s recently shrugged off its industrial heritage to become a stately modern town with some fine art galleries and a thriving music scene. It’s home to some long established theatres - the Grand and Arena, and the university results in a vibrant student culture. Buses from London terminate at the modern Wolverhampton Bus Station (Pipers Row Bus Station) on Victoria Square. The station is open around the clock. The ticket office opens at 9:00 a.m. from Monday to Saturday and closes at 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. As the city’s main public transport interchange, it’s convenient for St George's Midland Metro tram terminus and a pedestrian footbridge connects it to Wolverhampton railway station. Passengers can continue their journeys on buses operated by Arriva West Midlands and Diamond Bus.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrews

Travel to St. Andrews easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to St. Andrews.
FAQs

There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to St. Andrews: coach or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrews, which costs on average £22.

This is compared to other ways of getting to St. Andrews:

A coach is £1 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to St. Andrews costing on average £23.

The fastest way from Edinburgh to St. Andrews is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 8 min.

Other travel options from Edinburgh to St. Andrews can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to St. Andrews by coach can take on average 2 h 10 min.

The distance between Edinburgh and St. Andrews is around 30 miles (49 km).

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to St. Andrews is:

  • Around 16 coaches per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to St. Andrews from Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to St. Andrews:

  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in St Andrews.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to St. Andrews:

  • You can travel by coach from Edinburgh to St. Andrews with Bus, and you can find Bus Edinburgh to St. Andrews tickets for £22 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to St. Andrews from Edinburgh with Scotrail, and you can find Scotrail Edinburgh to St. Andrews tickets for £23 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Edinburgh to St. Andrews with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to St. Andrews as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Edinburgh and St. Andrews.

Omio customers who travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrews often also extend their holiday to go to Glasgow, London or Aberdeen. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between St. Andrews and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Edinburgh to St. Andrews, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £22 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £23 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to St. Andrews tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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