Getting There & Around

Conference venue:

The conference will take place at the Byre theatre, St Andrews. The Byre theatre is located on Abbey Street, just a very short walk from the town centre.

Getting around St Andrews

St Andrews itself is quite small – which means that all venues and sites are within easy walking distance.

Click here for our map of conference venues, things to do (including walks), and places to eat

Getting to St Andrews

By air:

Edinburgh Airport: The Airport is around 50 miles from St Andrews, and offers bus (Airlink 100) and tram links to travel into central Edinburgh. You can connect to St Andrews via Haymarket or Waverley train stations, or via the main bus station, located in St Andrews Square.

Glasgow Airport: 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.

By rail: 

The nearest railway station to St Andrews is Leuchars. Those travelling to St Andrews by train should take the Edinburgh to Aberdeen line to Leuchars (Train destinations Dundee, Aberdeen, or Inverurie). 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. Tickets can be bought at the train station, or online at From Leuchars, regular bus services ( Stagecoach bus 99) connect to St Andrews. There is also a taxi stand.

By bus:

From Edinburgh, Stagecoach services X59 and X60 travel to St Andrews. The bus journey takes around two hours, and timetables can be accessed via Stagecoach also offer bus services to Glasgow, via the X24, X26 and X27 services, which take around two and a half hours.