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Jan 21st, 2004, 07:17 PM
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Train service from St.Andrews, Scotland to London

I am planning a summer trip with my family starting in Scotland and ending in London. I know there is train service from Edinburgh to London, but is there train service to and from St. Andrews to Edinburgh and then on to London? I would appreciate any advice. Thank-you
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Jan 21st, 2004, 08:02 PM
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The nearest train station to St Andrews with service to Edinburgh is Leuchars, about 6 miles from St Andrews.
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Jan 21st, 2004, 08:08 PM
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Leuchars is the station you would use to get to St. Andrews. I took the train between Edinburgh and St. Andrews and had no problem. Taxis waiting at train station, about a 10 minute ride into St. Andrews.
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 05:39 AM
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There are direct trains from Leuchars to London too. As I recall, there's one about 9.10am and I think another couple during the day. As these trains are the older diesels rather than the faster electrics from Edinburgh the actual journey time isn't any faster, but you avoid having to change in Edinburgh. You should be able to get a taxi from St Andrews to Leuchars - can't help with the cost, though, as it's been a few years since I did it!
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 09:24 AM
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They also have a bus service from the rail station to St. Andrews
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 01:35 PM
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Thanks so much for the replys. Should I buy the train tickets before I get there or can I purchase them there? Also if I should buy them before, what web site do you recommend? Thanks again.
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 01:56 PM
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You'll save a lot of money if you buy in advance. You can buy tickets at www.gner.co.uk , which is the train company that operates the direct train on that route.
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Jan 23rd, 2004, 01:33 PM
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Thanks for your advice.
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