Getting to St Andrews

Note : To find out how to get to the conference venue once in St Andrews, please see the About St Andrews page.

Visa information


To the best of our knowledge, international visitors flying into Scotland are not routinely fingerprinted at the airport and many nationalities will not need a visa. If you are in doubt, please refer to the information on visa requirements at:
http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/infs/inf2visitors

By Air


The closest large airport is Edinburgh (EDI). From there, you have several options to travel to St Andrews:
  • Take a taxi to St Andrews. This is the most expensive option if you are traveling alone - however, if you let us know your flight details, we will attempt to book a taxi for groups of people arriving within an hour of each other. The total cost for this option is £70 divided by the number of passengers.


  • Alternatively, a shuttle bus is available from the airport to both Haymarket and Waverley railway stations in the centre of Edinburgh.

    • From either station, take a train (with final destination Aberdeen or Dundee) to Leuchars. From Leuchars, take a taxi or a 96 or 99 bus to St Andrews (buses run approximately every 15 minutes on weekdays, but are less frequent at weekends). A taxi fare from Leuchars to St Andrews should cost roughly £10, and bus timetables are posted at the bus stop just outside the station, or can be found at the Stagecoach website (or direct links to the 96 and 99 services)

    • Alternatively, Stagecoach runs express coaches between Edinburgh and St. Andrews every hour departing from the St. Andrews Square bus station in Edinburgh (near Waverley rail station). The X59 bus journey takes 1H45 and runs hourly on weekdays and weekends (see timetable). The X58/X60 bus journey takes 2H30 and only runs from Edinburgh to St Andrews on weekdays (see timetable).

  • Alternatively, you can rent a car - the Edinburgh airport website has more information. St Andrews is at least an hour drive away from Edinburgh airport. Remember to drive on the left side of the road!

Alternatively, you can fly to Glasgow (GLA), which is slighly further from St Andrews. From there, you have several options to travel to St Andrews:
  • Take a taxi to St Andrews. Again, this is the most expensive option if you are traveling alone - however, if you let us know your flight details, we will attempt to book a taxi for groups of people arriving within an hour of each other. The total cost for this option is £140 divided by the number of passengers.


  • Alternatively, shuttle buses are available (here or here) to Glasgow Buchanan street bus station. From there, the easiest option is to take a direct coach to St Andrews. The fastest service is the X24 (timetable) which takes 2H30 and costs approximately £10.

  • Alternatively, you can rent a car - the Glasgow airport website has more information. St Andrews is at least an hour drive away from Glasgow airport. Remember to drive on the left side of the road!


By Rail

The closest station to St. Andrews is Leuchars. See the National Rail Network website for train times. From Leuchars, take a taxi or a 94/96/99 bus to St Andrews (buses run every 15 minutes approx. on weekdays). A taxi fare to St Andrews should be approximately £10, and bus timetables are posted at the bus stop just outside the station, or can be found at the Stagecoach website.

By Road from the South

After crossing the Forth Road Bridge, follow the M90 to junction 8, then the the A91 east through Cupar to St. Andrews.

By Road from the West

After crossing the Kincardine Bridge, follow the A977 then M90 to junction 8, then the A91 east through Cupar to St. Andrews.

By Road from the North

Cross Tay Bridge at Dundee, then follow the A919 and A91 through Leuchars and Guardbridge to St. Andrews.


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