Getting to St Andrews
If you are a short-term visitor who resides outside of the EU and do not possess a Tier 4 visa, then we recommend that you do not fly to the UK via Dublin, Ireland, as this causes problems with immigration into the UK. If you enter the UK via this route, you will be required to leave the country after two weeks and return again to ensure the appropriate immigration visa. Hainan Airlines offer a flight to Edinburgh from Beijing which may go via Dublin where there will be no immigration control. You should not take this flight when entering the UK for the first time.
St Andrews is well connected to a number of international airports within Scotland. Edinburgh Airport is around 50 miles from the town and has good connections to the city of Edinburgh that offer transfers directly to St Andrews.
Further Information about finding your way to St Andrews, including airport shuttle information, can be found on the Orientation webpage.