Around 50 miles from St Andrews, Edinburgh Airport is home to many domestic and international airlines. It has good connections to the city of Edinburgh, including both a tram line and 24 hour bus link (the Airlink bus service) to the centre of the city. There are a number of shuttle services that offer transfers directly to St Andrews from the airport by road, as well as a selection of car hire companies found within the airport.
Glasgow & Prestwick Airports
Glasgow is home to two international airports: Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Prestwick. Most international visitors arrive at Glasgow Airport, which is around 90 miles from St Andrews, while Glasgow Prestwick is slightly further from the city. Both airports offer a number of bus routes into Glasgow, which connect with onward transport options to St Andrews.
The nearest railway station to St Andrews is Leuchars, situated around six miles from the town. The station facilities include 24-hour parking, a waiting room and taxi rank.
Those travelling to St Andrews by train should take the Edinburgh to Aberdeen line to Leuchars. For those travelling from south of Edinburgh, this line links up with the East Coast Main Line from London to Edinburgh, which allows visitors to travel from London to Leuchars on a direct route. This East Coast line also calls at stops including Newcastle, Durham, York, Doncaster and Peterborough. Alternatively, the Edinburgh Gateway station links Edinburgh Airport to Leuchars on the rail network. Those flying into Edinbugh may travel to the Edinburgh Gateway station and join a train for Leuchars.
Delegates looking to travel to or from Edinburgh should look out for the X58, X59 and X60 Stagecoach services, which take around two hours. Stagecoach also offers bus services to Glasgow, via the X24, X26 and X27 services, which take around two and a half hours.
Driving Directions from Edinburgh: Take A90 over the Queensferry Crossing Bridge on to the M90. At junction 8 take the A91 towards St Andrews.
St Andrews is a small town, and a car is not always necessary to get around. If you do decide to drive around St Andrews, please be aware that parking is limited and that it can be difficult to find a space at certain times of year. Much of the on-street parking in the centre of town is metered, and coins are required to pay.
Delegates to St Andrews have a large range of accommodation options to choose from. The Visit St Andrews website (http://www.visitstandrews.com/) has a comprehensive list of hotels and bed and breakfast options in St Andrews.
St Andrews will be extremely busy in November. This can be due to graduations, family reunions for Thanks Giving and St Andrews Day – a Scottish national holiday. We would recommend that you book your accommodation and travel as soon as possible.
Currency and Banking:
The currency in Scotland is the British Pound Sterling (£) GBP. There are numerous banks and ATMs in St Andrews with most shops and restaurants accepting credit/debit cards. Dollars (USD) and Euros (EUR) are not accepted. We would recommend the university’s travel agent for changing currency; DP&L at 4 Logies Lane.
University of St Andrews Campus:
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