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Although St Andrews is not one of Scotland’s major cities, it is still considered to be one of its major tourist destinations. Known as "the home of golf", it is renowned for being the birthplace of the modern game of golf, and is also esteemed for its important historical attractions. The town's many local points of interest include such picturesque sites as the 12th century ruins of both St Andrews Castle and St Andrews Cathedral, the University of St Andrews, the third oldest university in the English-speaking world. Last, but not least, there are the Royal and Ancient Golf Club and the Old Course, two of golf’s most important historical sites.
Being a small town, St Andrews is not home to an airport, but travellers flying into Scotland will find it easiest to access the town from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) or Dundee Airport (DND). The first is 90 minutes' drive from St Andrews, and the second is 30 minutes away by car. As St Andrews does not have a local rail station, people attempting to visit by train should use the nearest location, Leuchars. St Andrews is a 20 minute bus ride from Leuchars station, and those travelling by bus will arrive in the town centre, which is home to a number of restaurants, pubs, hotels, guesthouses, and shops.
There are no car hire companies located in the town of St Andrews, so those hoping to hire a car to explore the area will have to find their way to the Enterprise Car and Van Hire centre located in the town of Cupar, approximately nine miles away. Most of the major car rental firms can be found in the city of Dundee, which is around 14 miles from St Andrews, or 30 minutes by car and 60 minutes by bus.
Visitors flying into Scotland and hoping to see St Andrews will be best served by hiring a car from the airport service centre, as driving provides the easiest access to St Andrews, as well as the majority of nearby attractions. Car rental can also save you both time and money over train, bus, and taxi services, and it will also allow you to move at your own pace and provide you with more travel flexibility.
Renting a car from Edinburgh Airport is made simple by the airport’s car hire service centre, which is located just a short walk from the terminal and features such well-known brands as Alamo Rent A Car, Europcar, National, Avis, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Sixt, and Thrifty.
Those hoping to hire a car from Dundee Airport can also do so by using the Sixt Car Hire Dundee Airport, or by contacting the Dundee branches of Budget, Avis, Pixo Mondial, Thrifty, and Enterprise. These companies can organise a car to be ready at the terminal upon arrival.
Just to the south of St Andrews lies the Firth of Forth, where the coastline is lined with quaint seaside towns that features a range of historical sites, beaches, golf courses, and other inspiring attractions, in towns such as Elie, St Monans, Pittenweem, and Crail. This picturesque drive is one all visitors will enjoy, but they should remember to be watchful for oncoming traffic and pedestrians when driving along the narrow roads of the towns.
To reserve your car and begin planning your tour of Scotland and the town of St Andrews, simply use the Expedia search tool now. It can help you make reservations, research attractions, and more.
In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £21 in St. Andrews.
On average, car rentals in St. Andrews are £22.
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You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.
Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.
To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.
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A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.
We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.
When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.
Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.
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