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St Andrews | 10 - 17 July 2022

Getting There

Travelling to The 150th Open

The 150th Open will be played at St Andrews from Sunday 10 to Sunday 17 July 2022.

It is anticipated that there will be a high number of spectators attending throughout the week. To minimise road traffic congestion, The R&A is asking spectators to consider the use of public transport, which will be significantly enhanced for travel convenience. There will be no public car parking available at St Andrews Links or in the immediate surrounding area. All public parking will be provided at managed Park & Ride sites.

Local Area Restrictions

To assist with traffic management and reduce congestion in the vicinity of St Andrews, temporary traffic regulations and parking restrictions will be introduced. These will be enforced by Fife Council in order to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses, assist traffic flow and increase safety and security for all road users.

An aerial view of the third hole at St Andrews during The 144th Open

By Public Transport

By Rail

ScotRail provides train services from destinations across Scotland to Leuchars – the nearest station to St Andrews.

An enhanced service will be in operation during the week of The Open, with additional capacity on key routes from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen and special services running earlier in the morning and later in the evening. A bus connection will be available from Leuchars Train Station directly to The Open.

Customers can take advantage of preferential rates and avoid additional queuing at the bus stop by purchasing a ‘Golflink’ ticket. These rail tickets are valid for the connecting bus journey to and from The Open.

When planning their journey and purchasing tickets, customers should select ‘Golflink (QGL)’ as the destination station to take advantage of the combined rail and bus ticket and reduce queuing time at the bus stop at Leuchars Train Station.

Train services are expected to be busy during The Open so please ensure you leave plenty of time to travel.

If you are looking to purchase train tickets, visit the link below. 

BOOK TICKETS

 

A train at Leuchars Station near St Andrews

By Bus

St Andrews is part of the local public bus network, which connects to many local accommodation hubs such as Dundee, Cupar, Glenrothes and the villages around the East Neuk of Fife. These local services are complemented by an express network that provides links from Glasgow (X24) and Edinburgh (X59) as well as local links such as Dunfermline (X24), Cupar and Glenrothes (X59/X24). All Stagecoach services stop at St Andrews Bus Station, which is approximately a five-minute walk from the golf course.

Tickets can be purchased on buses or via the Stagecoach Bus App. Further information on planning your journey, including timetables and tickets valid for multiple journeys, can be found on the Stagecoach website. All local buses accept contactless payments.

Moffat & Williamson is the operator of the 64 service, which connects St Andrews to Cupar and Glenrothes, and the 92 service, which connects St Andrews to Leuchars and Balmullo. The nearest bus stop to the golf course is on South Street, which is approximately a ten minute walk to the venue entrance.

Further information on planning your journey, including timetables and tickets valid for multiple journeys, can be found on the Moffat & Williamson website. All local buses accept contactless payments.

The Go-Flexi taxibus connects rural areas of Fife that aren’t serviced by public bus routes. Journeys can be booked any time from one week to one hour prior to travel, however this service is very popular so advance booking is strongly recommended. For more information and contact details please visit the Moffat & Williamson website.

A bus at St Andrews in 2015

By Road

There will be no public car parking at St Andrews Links or in the immediate surrounding area. All public parking will be located at The Open Park & Ride facilities, where dedicated buses will be available to transport spectators to and from the course.

Spectators choosing to travel to the event by car or motorcycle will be directed to The Open Park & Ride sites by Variable Messaging Signs (VMS) and specific black and yellow event signs provided by The AA.

A park and ride bus at Royal St George
Getting to St Andrews for The 150th Open

Directions

From the North/Dundee

Follow the A90 or A92 towards Dundee to pick up signs for the Tay Bridge (A92). Once across the bridge, follow signs for The Open Park & Ride.

From the West/Perth

Leave the M90 at J9 and follow the A912 towards Abernethy. Turn left onto the A913, still following signs for Abernethy/Newburgh, then follow signs for The Open Park & Ride.

From Glasgow

Leave Glasgow on the M80 then after J7 keep left to join the M876 towards Kincardine Bridge. Continue to follow signs for the M876, then the A876 to cross the Clackmannanshire Bridge. Pick up signs for the A977 and continue to follow the A977 towards Kinross. Join the M90 near Kinross, then leave at J8 and follow signs for the A91 towards St Andrews. Continue along the A91 and follow signs for The Open Park & Ride.

From the South/Edinburgh

Follow the A90/M90 to the Forth Road Bridge (Queensferry Crossing). Continue to follow the M90 and leave at junction 2A to join the A92 towards Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes. At the Preston Roundabout, turn right onto the A911 then continue straight at the next roundabout to pick up the A915 towards St Andrews. Continue along the A915 and follow signs for The Open Park & Ride.

Gate Opening Times and Park & Ride Service Times

 

Day  Gates Open  Hours of Play 

 First Service from P&R to The Course

 Last Service from The Course to P&R

Sunday 10 July 8:30am Throughout the day 8am 8pm
Monday 11 July 7am Throughout the day 6.45am 8pm
Tuesday 12 July 7am Throughout the day 6.45am 8pm
Wednesday 13 July 7am Throughout the day 6.45am 8pm
Thursday 14 July 6am 6.35am-8.30pm estimated 5.45am 10pm
Friday 15 July 6am 6.35am-8.30pm estimated 5.45am 10pm
Saturday 16 July 7am 8am-7pm estimated 6.45am 9pm
Sunday 17 July 7am 8am-7pm estimated 6.45am 9pm

Car and Motorbike Parking

All public parking will be located at The Open Park & Ride facilities, where dedicated buses will be available to transport people arriving by car or motorbike to the course.

Parking tickets are available to purchase on arrival at a cost of £15 from Sunday 10 to Tuesday 12 July, and £20 from Wednesday 13 to Sunday 17 July. A £5 discount will be applied to tickets purchased in advance (up to the day before).

Motorbike parking is available at a cost of £5 per day.

Parking tickets can be purchased online or by contacting The Open Ticket Office on +44 (0) 1334 460010.
BUY PARKING

Minibus Parking

Minibus parking is available at a cost of £35 per day for vehicles measuring between 5 metres and 7.99 metres in length and/or with a seat capacity between 10 and 22 seats. A £10 discount will be applied to tickets purchased in advance (until the end of June). Drivers should follow signs to the Coach Park.

Coach Parking

Coach parking is available at a cost of £50 per day for vehicles measuring 8 metres or more in length and/or a seat capacity greater than 22 seats. A £10 discount will be applied to tickets purchased in advance (until the end of June). Drivers should follow signs to the Coach Park.

All minibus and coach parking is located within a 5-7 minute walk (300-400m) from the main entrance to the course.

Spectators with Disabilities

Spectators with mobility impairments or specific accessibility requirements are advised to telephone The Open Ticketing Team in advance on +44 (0) 1334 460010. Our customer service team will be able to advise the arrangements that will be in place to assist spectators with additional mobility needs.

By Taxi

There will be a designated taxi rank and private hire drop off/pick-up area in operation for The Open from 10-17 July, located within walking distance of the course. Further details will be published here when available.

By Car

By Bicycle

National Cycle Route 1 runs right through St Andrews and links to Strathkinness, Guardbridge, Leuchars, Tayport, Dundee and beyond. A cycle park will be provided close to the venue entrance. Please follow signs for Bicycle Parking on approach to The Open. For further information on the cycle network in the local area, please visit the Sustrans website.

By Bike 2

By Air

An official helicopter landing site will be in operation at The 150th Open. For further information and to book, please contact heliops@helimates.com.

Scheduled flights operate to and from a number of airports within easy reach of St Andrews, including:

• Dundee Airport (15 miles/24km away) www.hial.co.uk/dundee-airport

• Edinburgh Airport (48 miles/77km away) www.edinburghairport.com

• Glasgow Airport (82 miles/131km away) www.glasgowairport.com

These airports also accept charter flights. Please contact the airport directly through their website to book.

Leuchars Station is the closest airfield to St Andrews, located approximately 5 miles (8km) away, and can accept the arrival and departure of private jets under 45.5Mt (45,500kg). Please call +44 (0) 7801 975815, email stephennorrie@oldcoursehotel.co.uk or visit www.kohlerair.com for further information.

By Plane

Accommodation

Looking for somewhere to stay in or around St Andrews? Visit our The Open accommodation page to get more information on your options.

Old Course Hotel St Andrews
Spectator Guide

Find out more about what you can expect once you are at The 150th Open in St Andrews with our dedicated spectator advice information page.

View the Spectator Guide