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St Andrews - Aerial View

Students at the University of St Andrews, particularly those from abroad, are encouraged to make the most of their time spent at this university by venturing outside of the ‘bubble’ and exploring areas of the UK and the world beyond. It is also important to have a sound knowledge of the public transport systems available in St Andrews and the surrounding areas as they are often inexpensive and easy to use. Beyond Fife, there are a variety of different ways of getting around Scotland and the UK, each of which has their own advantages and disadvantages.

Students can also check out Visit Scotland, Traveline Scotland and Scotland Travel.

For more information on popular tourist destinations, visit National Trust Scotland, Welcome to Scotland and Historic Scotland.

For those travelling to Europe to any of the Schengen countries, see the Schengen visa FAQs.

Airport shuttle

Airport transfers from st Andrews to Edinburgh from £60 for 1-4 people. Anytime, any day and other airports available.

Spots are given on first come first served basis.

Email: Clair at

Getting to St Andrews

The view from St Rule's Tower in the grounds of the Cathedral commands a stunning view of the town, harbour, sea, and surrounding countryside.

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Advice and Support Centre
79 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 (46)2020

Encountered any difficulties?

Not the right match?  If you haven’t formed a good rapport with your Adviser or you’ve encountered any difficulties and wish to speak informally to someone, please contact Ruth Unsworth ( or Lara Meischke (, Deputy Directors of Student Services, in the first instance.

Please also be aware that the University has Complaints Handling Procedure for formally addressing concerns.