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Train or Bus to and from Glasgow to St. Andrews?

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Train or Bus to and from Glasgow to St. Andrews?

I'm getting a bit confused regarding the best option to and from Glasgow to St. Andrews University. Can anyone give me their best advice on where to pick up and whether train might be more reliable than bus? Thank you!

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1. Re: Train or Bus to and from Glasgow to St. Andrews?

Stagecoach X24 bus from Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow is the easiest route although a bit lengthy.

https:/…ESCOT_Fife_X24.pdf

Train means a change en route to Leuchars then a bus ride into St.Andrew's

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2. Re: Train or Bus to and from Glasgow to St. Andrews?

The bus certainly takes you door to door so to speak, but it takes 2 1/2 hours.

The quickest route is probably to Edinburgh Haymarket then the train to Leuchars, from where there's a bus service into St Andrews. This takes just over 2 hours.

There are other train routes e.g. the Glasgow-Aberdeen line, getting off at Dundee, followed by a bus. Maybe 2 1/4 hours.

Your choice whether a small timesaving is preferable to avoiding transport changes.

http://www.travelinescotland.com covers all the options. Plug in Glasgow Queen Street (or Buchanan STreet bus station) and St Andrews, plus a date/time.

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3. Re: Train or Bus to and from Glasgow to St. Andrews?

People don't realise that there is NO train station at St Andrews. The X24 bus leaves from Glasgow Airport, into Glasgow Bus Station at Buchanan Street & leaves from there for St Andrews. It's a long journey with lots of stops en route but is still your best bet.

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4. Re: Train or Bus to and from Glasgow to St. Andrews?

I would mention the Airport is irrelevant in this case as it has left there and you are boarding at Buchanan Bus Station.

It is also an Express Bus (that's what the X denotes) so therefore apart from major points en route doesn't stop that often.

If you can live with 15-20 minutes more time wise then Bus is the sensible option.

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5. Re: Train or Bus to and from Glasgow to St. Andrews?

I am currently on an X bus from Edinburgh to Fife.I have travelled a lot on this route recently. Why X means Xpress is beyond me. The bus stops at every blooming stop as far as I can see!! So Express it ain't....Just saying. Best route from Glasgow to St.Andrews is X24. No faffing around with changes. It may not be speedy but it's door to door and unlike the train, you are guaranteed a seat! Plenty of room for luggage ( also unlike the train!)

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6. Re: Train or Bus to and from Glasgow to St. Andrews?

Well Woody, at least the free WiFi works!!!

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7. Re: Train or Bus to and from Glasgow to St. Andrews?

Haha, yes, it's great!

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