ON FOOT AND BICYCLE
St Andrews is a very compact town (one mile across, with few hills) and most people find that they are able to walk everywhere once they have arrived. Cycling is popular, especially amongst the town’s student community; bikes can be rented from Spokes Cycle Shop in South Street.
Very good local bus services link the outlying parts of town with the centre, and are also a great way to explore the surrounding countryside. Day trips to the East Neuk villages are a popular excursion – these services leave from St Andrews Bus Station. Plan your day out at Traveline Scotland and be sure to ask your bus driver about the great-value “Dayrider” and Family Tickets.
Taxi services in St Andrews are plentiful. To find out more click here.
Many of the local taxi companies (see link above) also offer half-day and day trips out of St Andrews to places like Edinburgh and Perthshire, to visit castles, distilleries and see some beautiful Highland scenery. They will provide you with a tailored price quotation on request.
There are no car hire companies in St Andrews itself – the closest is a branch of Enterprise Car and Van Hire in the town of Cupar (9 miles) which will deliver hired vehicles throughout the area. Most of the major rental firms have branches in the city of Dundee (12 miles) and may be able to deliver vehicles to the St Andrews area. If arriving by air into any of the nearby airports, such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Prestwick, Dundee or Aberdeen, we suggest getting a competitive quote from Rhino Car Hire.
To find out more about car parking in St Andrews click here.