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Saint Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

How much does it cost to travel to Saint Andrews?

You should plan to spend around $268 (£215) per day on your vacation in Saint Andrews. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $77 (£62) on meals
  • $65 (£53) on local transportation
  • $289 (£232) on hotels

A one week trip to Saint Andrews for two people costs, on average, $3,756 (£3,015). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Saint Andrews cost?

A one week trip to Saint Andrews usually costs around $1,878 (£1,507) for one person and $3,756 (£3,015) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Saint Andrews on average costs around $3,756 (£3,015) for one person and $7,511 (£6,030) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Saint Andrews will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Saint Andrews on average costs around $8,048 (£6,461) for one person and $16,096 (£12,921) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Saint Andrews has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Saint Andrews expensive to visit?

Prices in Saint Andrews are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Saint Andrews is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or Zurich.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Saint Andrews Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Saint Andrews?

The average Saint Andrews trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Saint Andrews travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) £232 ($289)
Local Transportation 1 £53 ($65)
Food 2 £62 ($77)
Entertainment 1 £45 ($57)
Alcohol 2 £13 - 39 ($16 - 49)
Accommodation Budget in Saint Andrews
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Saint Andrews is $145 (£116). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Saint Andrews is $289 (£232). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Saint Andrews

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Transportation Budget in Saint Andrews
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Saint Andrews is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $65 (£53) per person, per day, on local transportation in Saint Andrews.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Saint Andrews
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Rental Cars in Saint Andrews
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Food Budget in Saint Andrews
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Saint Andrews can vary, the average cost of food in Saint Andrews is $77 (£62) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Saint Andrews should cost around $31 (£25) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Saint Andrews is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Saint Andrews
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Saint Andrews typically cost an average of $57 (£45) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Saint Andrews
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $33 (£26) on alcoholic beverages in Saint Andrews per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Saint Andrews On a Budget
Saint Andrews Saint Andrews
Saint Andrews is a small town on the east coast of Scotland, facing the North Sea. It is best known as the home of golf and host to the oldest university in Scotland, University of Saint Andrews.
Founded in 1413, the University of Saint Andrews grew out of the cathedral, and has flourished today into a bustling university of about 7,000 students. One of its most famous alumnus is Prince William, who attended in the early 2000s, but the campus is also known for its magnificent historical architecture. The 16th century St. Salvador's chapel is one such landmark, located within the historic Quadrangle of St. Salvator’s College on North Street. On South Street there is also the historic quadrangle of St. Mary’s College, which features buildings like Lower Parliament Hall, the School of Psychology (which was formerly the University Library), and a famous tree on the right hand side of the quad that was planted by Mary Queen of Scots.

There are also a number of historic landmarks outside of the university. Visitors can explore the ruins of Saint Andrews Castle overlooking the sea, home of the Bishops of Saint Andrews before the Reformation. The structure was also a fortress and prison before it was left to ruin in the 17th century. Also nearby are the remnants of Saint Andrews Cathedral and Saint Rule’s Tower. There is a museum that tells the history of the cathedral and visitors can climb the tower for spectacular views of the town.

Other attractions include the Saint Andrews Botanic Garden, Saint Andrews Preservation Trust Museum and Gardens, both of which featured beautifully landscaped gardens, as well as an Aquarium, British Golf Museum, Saint Andrews Museum, and the Pier and Harbor area.
Saint Andrews is small enough to navigate on foot. In fact, many visitors park just outside of town and take a bus in because parking directly in town can be difficult and expensive. The cobble-stoned Market Street is the town's central thoroughfare and is lined with plenty of tourist-friendly shops and dining options. Running parallel to Market Street are North Street and South Street, which also have access to tourist shops and restaurants. The Links, located alongside the golf course on the north end of town, is more of the same, though mostly golf-themed. Generally, shops around Saint Andrews sell Scottish souvenirs, golf paraphernalia, and wool products. Visitors can also find University of Saint Andrews merchandise at the University gift shop. Additionally, there are plenty of restaurants, five supermarkets for groceries, a butcher's ship on Bell Street, a fishmonger on Market Street, and a famous bakery on Church Street.

In addition to the historic lure of the university and surrounding castle ruins, Saint Andrews also draws visitors for its association with golf. The main golf course can be difficult and expensive to access, so golf enthusiasts should contact The Royal and Ancient Golf Club (one of the oldest in the world) well in advance. However, there are many other golf courses that serve great alternatives for playing. The famous Old Course hosts the Dunhill Cup each October and the Open Championship every five years.

Saint Andrews also has access to a handful of beaches. West Sands and East Sand are the largest and second largest respectively, and are both accessible from the Scores, while Castle Sands is the smallest and is located just below the castle.

Additionally, Saint Andrews can be experienced via sightseeing tours, ghost tours, golf trips, and other group and guided activities. There's plenty to keep you occupied here, it's not just all about golf. Check out this great guide with 24 things to do in St. Andrews for more information.
Food and Dining
Saint Andrews is a great place to sample traditional pub fare-items like fish and chips, bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes), stews, soups, and just about any kind of meat pie you could ask for (often called pasties). A few additional specialties in the UK include black pudding (black sausage), steak and kidney pudding, pickled eggs, and plenty of coffee and tea shops. One particularly tasty snack in Saint Andrews is "chips and cheese"-steak fries smothered in salt, vinegar, and melted cheese-the perfect pub grub to accompany any cold brew. Being a popular tourist destination, however, Saint Andrews also has international options to please any palette, including Chinese, Indian, Italian, and Thai. In addition to pubs and bars, there are plenty of cafes, delis, takeaway, and food shops, as well as both casual and fine dining.

The nearest major international airport to Saint Andrews is at Edinburgh, located about 51 miles (83 kilometers) away. From the airport, visitors can arrange a car, take a direct bus (operated by Stagecoach Fife), or hop on the train to the nearby town of Leuchars and then take a bus or taxi to Saint Andrews. The station in Leuchars also receives trains from London Kings Cross, making the airports in London another way of travel en route to Saint Andrews.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.