St Andrews golf trip 2021 – COVID19 Information

All the latest travel and safety restrictions for anyone planning a golf trip to St Andrews, Scotland.
Golf is currently permitted in Scotland.

Updated 19 July 2021

To help you plan your St Andrews golf trip during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have compiled a list of useful information and resources. Obviously, the current pandemic is a fast-changing situation with many variations to the guidelines, depending on where and when you are travelling.

Here you will find the latest:

  • Travel restrictions in St Andrews and Scotland
  • Safety information for golf courses in and around St Andrews
  • Safety precautions our drivers are taking to reduce the spread of Covid19

Please contact Town and Country Travel if you can’t find the information you are looking for. We can offer local knowledge about the latest Covid travel restrictions, and safety guidelines.

Current Covid Status in St Andrews

Updated 19 July 2021

Scotland is now in Protection Level 0. This means that there are still restrictions in place, which you can read below.

Golf is currently permitted in groups of up to 4 golfers with no restrictions on number of households these players come from.

  • All tee times must be booked in advance.
  • Professional caddy services may continue.
  • Starter facilities can operate
  • Indoor and outdoor hospitality is open once again, with safety measures in place. You need to maintain at least 1m distance from other households in all indoor public settings

Travel Restrictions

Travelling within Scotland

You can travel anywhere in Scotland, and overnight stays with family and friends are allowed in line with rules on indoor gatherings.

Arriving from Outside the UK

Guidelines for travellers arriving into the UK are changing frequently. Please check the Scottish Government website for up to date travel information for people entering Scotland.

On the Golf Course – Covid safety restrictions

All of Scotland including St Andrews is now in Protection Level 0 (on a scale of 0-4). There are still some restrictions but things are generally open again.

Golf is allowed in groups of up to 4 golfers with no restrictions on number of households these players come from.

Scottish Golf have an excellent guide to what type of Golf activity is permitted in each Level of lockdown.

We also recommend checking the Scottish Golf website for the very latest updates about what is permitted, and what safety measures must be followed on the course.

In addition to limiting the size of your golfing group, the main safety measures on golf courses are as follows:

  • All tee-times must be booked in advance
  • your group should maintain at least 1m distance from all others
  • When indoors, it is recommended wear a face covering
  • Wash hands regularly
  • It’s now ok to touch the flagstick and rakes etc
  • Rakes are provided again, so please use these to smooth over any bunkers

See our main Golf Transfers page for more general information and links to individual Golf Courses.

Safety precautions in our vehicles

Town and Country Taxis take your safety, and that of our drivers, very seriously. You can rest assured that as a public transport provider we follow all the Scottish Government guidelines on travelling safely.

Here is a recap of how you can prepare yourself for a safe journey:

  • keep to small groups of people (such as up to 6 at any one time in a minibus)
  • keep your distance and take care entering and exiting the vehicle
  • sit as far apart as possible in the vehicle, avoiding face-to-face
  • maintain good ventilation by keeping windows open
  • wear a face covering, unless you are exempt
  • clean your hands before and after your journey

We will keep this page updated when guidance changes.

If you have any questions, please use our contact form to send us a message, we’d be delighted to help!

Or you can call Town and Country Taxis on 07810 303 805.

St Andrews Open 2022

The Open Championship 2022 will be played on the Old Course, St Andrews, 10 – 17 July 2022. Town and Country Taxis are here to help with your travel arrangements

In July 2022, St Andrews will host the 150th open. The Open Championship, sometimes simply called The Open or the British Open is the oldest golf tournament in the world. All of the world’s best golfers will be here, competing for the famous ‘claret jug’ trophy. Thousands of golf fans will be arriving in St Andrews to spectate and soak up the atmosphere of this historic occasion.

If you are planning on travelling to St Andrews for The Open, please read on for some useful advice about transport to get here.

Town And country Taxis are a local taxi company specialising in St Andrews Airport Transfers, Railway transfers and Golf Travel, all using our modern people carriers.

Getting to St Andrews for The Open 2022

St Andrews is a coastal town on the East Coast of Scotland between Edinburgh and Dundee. It is located in and area of Fife known as the ‘East Neuk’, a very pretty part of Scotland. The Old Course is close to the town centre, situated beside the sea at the North end of St Andrews.

Arriving by Road

St Andrews has good road links to the rest of Scotland. Journey times from Edinburgh are around 1.5 hours from Edinburgh city centre. Glasgow is approx 2 hours drive away.

Travel by train

St Andrews does not have it’s own railway station. The nearest station is Leuchars which is 5 miles, or 10 mins drive away. Leuchars is on the East Coast mainline, so most trains travelling North from Edinburgh stop there. Journey time from Edinburgh is approx 1 hour. Many people will be arriving by train and it is a good way to avoid roads which may get congested while the golf championship is being played.

You can check train times and ticket prices on the Scotrail website.

Nearest Airport to St Andrews

Edinburgh Airport is the closest airport to St Andrews, being approx 1 hour drive away. You can fly direct to Edinburgh Airport from most cities in Europe, as well as New York, Boston, Orlando, Philadelphia and Chicago in the USA.

Non-stop flights to Edinburgh are provided by Air Canada, United, Lufthansa, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, Air France and Delta airlines.

If you are flying from anywhere other than Europe or the USA, there are connecting flights to Edinburgh (EDI) from London, Amsterdam and many more cities.

Get a quote for your St Andrews Airport Transfer here.

Please stay safe and check on current Covid 19 travel regulations.

Glasgow Airport to St Andrews

Fast, comfortable Airport Transfers from St Andrews to Glasgow Airport.

Our taxi fleet offers a range of 8 seater people carriers. These vehicles are ideal for Glasgow airport transfers and can transport up to 8 people in comfort, including luggage.

External view of Glasgow Airport terminal building

If you need an Airport Transfer from Glasgow to St Andrews, look no further than Town and Country Taxis. If you are arriving in Scotland or flying out via Glasgow, why not choose a direct airport transfer in one of our 8 seater people carriers. Golfers, tourists, university students, and local residents are all catered for.

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How to Play the Old Course, St Andrews

Watch the official video guide to the Old Course, St Andrews – one of the most famous golf courses in the world

As a specialist golf tour operator, Town and Country Taxis want to make sure that you get the most from your tour around ‘the home of golf’.

Are you one of the thousands of golfers visiting Scotland to test your golfing skills on the world-famous golf courses of St Andrews and Fife? Then you won’t be wanting to miss out on playing the famous Old Course in St Andrews.

Watch this hole-by-hole guide to the Old Course, St Andrews

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Christmas and New Year Taxi

Town and Country Taxis are open throughout Christmas and New Year providing a safe and reliable taxi service in St Andrews, Cupar and Fife.

Stay safe over the festive period. Town and Country will be providing a full festive period taxi service in St Andrews, Cupar and the surrounding Fife area. Leave your car at home and let us take you to and from your Christmas party in comfort and style.

8-person People Carriers available for larger groups.

Book now for a reliable and friendly taxi service.

For advance bookings please use our Booking Form



Call 07810 303 805 for urgent bookings and enquiries.


Airport and Station Transfers for visitors

Don’t forget that Town and Country also specialise in Airport Transfers and Station Transfers. If you have visitors or relatives visiting for Christmas let us do the driving. We cover all Airports and train stations around Fife and are always reliable and friendly.

Contact us now for a quote.


Finally, a big thankyou to all our customers for travelling with us in 2016. Town and Country wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We look forward to continuing to work with you all in 2017.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Transport

Enjoy a trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Town and Country Taxis

edinburgh-festival-fringeEdinburgh is buzzing again as the Festival Fringe hits town during August 2016. Over 50,000 shows will take place in over 300 venues.

The Fringe offers everything from comedy and music, to dance and theatre. there is a show for everyone! As well as the Fringe, Edinburgh is hosting its annual Book Festival. The book festival features talks and events featuring the world’s leading authors.

It is said that the population of Edinburgh DOUBLES in size during the Edinburgh Festivals. Extra public transport is provided, but this can be busy and unreliable.

Why not book private taxi transport from Fife to the Edinburgh Festival. Town and Country Travel will get you to your show on time – and home again!

If you are traveling with a group of people you will probably find it is cheaper and more convenient to take a taxi. We have people carriers which can take up to 8 people each.

Call us today on 07810 303 805, or use our online booking form. We’ll give you a fixed price quote.

Transport to and from St Andrew Golf Course

Luxury people carriers to transfer you to St Andrews Golf Course from across Scotland

Golfer on Swilkin Bridge St. Andrews Old CourseSt Andrews is known as the ‘home of golf’. The famous Old Course at St Andrews regularly hosts the Open Championship, with the 150th Open being held here in 2022. There are seven golf courses in St Andrews, which are open all year round. Members of the public can play on the famous links at St Andrews, take golf tuition, or simply take a guided walking tour round some of the most famous fairways in the world.

Golf Transfers

One of our Renault Trafic people carriers at the 18th hole, St Andrews Golf CourseIf you are visiting from outside of St Andrews, Town and Country Taxis provide a golf transfer service which covers the whole of Scotland.

For parties of up to 14 golfers, we have a range of 8 seater people carriers (MPVs) with plenty room for golf clubs and luggage. If you are travelling with a larger group we recommend that you hire a people carrier. Our people carriers have room for 8 people each, along with all your golf clubs and other luggage.

Our drivers will get you to the golf course in comfort and style.

Arriving in Scotland by air

Town and Country offer airport transfers from Edinburgh Airport to St Andrews golf course, Glasgow to St Andrews golf course, and we also serve Prestwick, Aberdeen and Dundee airports.

Scotland is quite compact so it doesn’t take long to travel from city to city. For example:

  • Edinburgh Airport to St Andrews golf course takes around 1 hour 15 mins.
  • Glasgow to St Andrews journey time is approx 1 hour 40 mins.

Please CONTACT US to confirm prices and availability.

Taking the train to St Andrews

The nearest railway station to St Andrews is Leuchars. Leuchars is on the main Edinburgh to Aberdeen railway line. It is served by frequent trains coming directly from London and Edinburgh on the East Coast Mainline.

If you are coming from Glasgow, or via the West Coast Mainline, the nearest station is Dundee.

To check train times to Leuchars and Dundee, please visit the LNER website.

  • Leuchars to St Andrews takes around 15 mins by car.
  • Dundee to St Andrews takes approx 30 mins by car.

Please CONTACT US to confirm prices and availability.

Christmas Travel

Leave the car at home and let Town and Country Taxis drive you to and from your Christmas party

Town and Country Taxis would like to wish all out customers a very Merry Christmas!

Thank you for your custom throughout the year. What a great year it’s been! As always we have been busy providing a fast, reliable taxi service for all our customers in the St Andrews and Cupar area.

With the festive period fast approaching you can be sure of a safe ride home with Town and Country. Why not take away the stress of driving in bad weather, relax and have a drink or two – safe in the knowledge that someone else is taking care of the driving!

We will be open as usual throughout Christmas and New Year, providing transport to party-goers, as well as Airport Transfers, Train Station and Bus Station Transfers.


Save our number in your phone for 24/7 taxis over the festive period:

07810 303 805

Click here to book your Christmas and New Year taxis

Once again – we wish all our customers best wishes for 2016!


From all the staff and drivers at Town And Country Taxis

Golf Tour Fife

As a proud St Andrews taxi firm, we know all the best golf courses for you and your party to fully enjoy. Ask about our tailored Fife Golf Tour across the Home of Golf

Travel in style in our spacious 8-seater people carriers. These vehicles have ample room for your group and all your golfing equipment. We are able to arrange pick up from any hotel. We cover Fife and surrounding areas (including Edinburgh). You and your party can enjoy a day or week-long golf tour. During which time you will play on some of the finest and most celebrated golf courses in the world.

Why not combine your trip with a visit to the Open 2022, the 150th Open Championship which is being held right here in St Andrews.

Because of our local knowledge, we will be able to get you to and from the golf courses with ease. This gives you more time to play the sport you love.

Our Fife Golf Tour is tailored to your playing style and preferences. We can recommend golf courses across St Andrews and Fife to allow you and your party to get the most from the experience.

We run these tours across the year and we have the transportation options to carry your party and, of course, your golf clubs comfortably and in style.

For more information and to book your Golf Tour of Fife, contact the team at Town & Country Taxis St Andrews today.

Cupar Taxis Fife

The experienced team at Town and Country Taxis offer an unrivalled Cupar Taxi service

Call 07810 303 805 to book a Taxi in Cupar

The town and former royal burgh of Cupar is located in Fife. Found by the River Eden and surrounded by picturesque hills, Cupar was once a bustling market centre. Today, this beautiful town retains pretty much all of its history and medieval characteristics.

Town and Country Taxis have a full fleet of fully licensed cars, each driven by a professional and reliable driver.

As a well established taxi firm (we have been operating for over 20 years) we pride ourselves on the fantastic reputation we have built for ourselves throughout Cupar and the surrounding Fife areas.

Our main aim is to provide a first rate service which ensures reliability and safety.

It is also important to us that our passengers arrive at their final destination on time, every time.

At Town and Country Taxis, we are able to manage all types of journeys. From chauffeured business events to airport collections and drop offs, our friendly and reliable staff will be happy to help and cater for your requirements.

For more details and to book on of our Cupar Taxis, contact the team at Town and Country Taxis

St Andrews Taxi

The team at Town and Country Taxis team offer the best and most reliable St Andrews Taxi service.

st-andrews-taxiWe are fully committed to delivering the most cost effective and trustworthy taxi services in St Andrews and across the Fife area today.

At Town and Country Taxis, we have an unmatched collection of luxury cars available.

We also have a fully qualified team of well presented professional drivers supported by a full office support time to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Our fully trained and vetted staff know just how to remove any uncertainty and stress from your trip across Fife

Since we are originally from St Andrews, our local knowledge, along with the latest in SatNav equipment, will ensure you arrive at your final destination on time, even in the event of road closures or heavy traffic.

Our fares are very competitive and quotes for unlisted destinations outwith Fife are available on request.

Whether travelling for business or pleasure we can provide you with a efficient and professional taxi car service in St Andrews and all round the surrounding area.

We also have Business Account facilities available upon request.

Town and Country Taxis welcomes you to the Home of Golf. We hope that you enjoy your stay in St Andrews and we can be contacted on 07810 303 805 to help with your transportation needs.

St Andrews Airport Transfer Taxi

St Andrews Airport Transfer Taxi

We at Town & Country Taxi offer a professional Airport Transfer Taxi service to all of Scotland’s major airports.


Let Town & Country Taxi help take the stress out off the early part of your holiday.

We offer a door to door airport taxi service to Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Prestwick airport right here from St Andrew in Fife.

Our professional drivers know the best routes, and alternative options, to help get you and your party to the airport on time.

We can even advise on collection times depending on average traffic and the time of your flight.

Town & Country Taxi have a fleet of larger vehicles to help with the transportation of your baggage.

Our driver are more than happy to help with the loading and unloading.

For collection at the airport, Town & Country Taxi understand the difficulties in air travel. That’s why we track the progress of your flight to account for delays and early arrivals.

Find out more about our Airport Taxi Service.

To book your St Andrews Airport Transfer Taxi today, contact the team at Town & Country Taxi.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from everyone at Town and Country Taxis St Andrews

2014 has been another fantastic year for the whole team at Town & Country.

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This year, we have even been busier than ever before, serving more people across St Andrews, Cupar and Fife.

Our St Andrews Taxi driver teams have been all across Fife and the country in general, visiting new areas and meeting new clients from across Scotland the world every day of the week.

Despite being busier, we are proud to say that we are still able to provide the same high level of taxi service as before, going that extra mile to help make our passengers journey as enjoyable and safe as possible.

Without doubt, we are the number one Taxi firm in St Andrews and we are without doubt the first choice for many people up and down the county when visiting the Kingdom of Fife.

2015 promises to be another exciting year for the Town and Country Taxis family with new car updates and experienced driver being added to the team so please stay in touch to keep up with all our latest news and updates.

From everyone at Town and Country Taxis have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015 New Year.

Drink Drive Limit Scotland

With plans being introduced to lower the drink-drive limit in Scotland before the Christmas period being approved by the Justice Committee, this proposal has moved a step closer.

This means that the new blood alcohol limit will be decreased from 80mg (per every 100ml of blood) to 50mg.

This move would bring Scotland in to line with the majority of Europe.

In normal terms, this means that the new limit would see an average sized male limited to just under a pint of beer or even a large glass of wine.

While the average woman could be over the drink-drive limit after half a pint of beer/lager or a small glass of wine.

This has been passed in a bid to make our roads safer and save lives as you are six times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident and that one in ten deaths on our roads involve drivers over the legal limit.

Police Car
Image by Dave Conner from Inverness, Scotland, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Why risk the penalties, fine, losing your licence or criminal conviction that comes with being caught drink driving?

Here at Town & Country, we’re here to help you with a taxi service available across St Andrews and Fife.

Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Town & Country Taxis will get you and your party to and from your destination.

Leave the car at home or at work and let St Andrews’ premier taxi firm bring you home safe and sound and worry free.

To book your St Andrews Taxi, call Town & Country Taxis today.

Weekend Taxi

Are you getting ready for a big weekend on the town? Contact Town & Country Taxi Fife, to take you out and bring you home again.

With a wide range of Taxis available all across St Andrews. We are available for larger groups with our people carrier service.

Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Town & Country Taxis will get you and your party home safe and sound.

If a night our in St Andrews isn’t what you’re after – we are also available for collections and drop-offs in both Edinburgh.

To pre book your taxi for the weekend, contact Town & Country Taxis today.

Weekend Taxi

School runs made easy

Let Town & Country Taxis help get your children to school on time and safely.

It’s that time of year again when the school holiday are over and it’s time to go back to school.

At Town & Country Taxis, we have years of experience in the taxi school journeys across St Andrews and Fife.

Our professional drivers ensure that your children will arrive at school safely and on time.

For more information or to make a booking, contact Town & Country Taxis today

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