95 St Andrews – Leven

Leven - Lower Largo - Anstruther - Crail - St.Andrews

This exhilerating ride between Leven and St. Andrews offers breathtaking scenery and countless exciting attractions, including the Fife Coastal Path, the Isle of May, and the birthplace of golf in St. Andrews.


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No. of Attractions:

9 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1 hour 40 minutes

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Starting point:

St Andrews Bus Station

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Journey fact:

In medieval times Crail in Fife was so important to the Scottish fishing industry that in 1310 Robert the Bruce granted it the rare right to hold a Sunday market.

Journey Overview

It’s the definitive journey that perfectly combines jaw-dropping scenery with limitless invigorating sights and attractions – the 95 between Leven and St. Andrews, packs it all in, during a whirlwind 1 hour 41 minutes of fun! Literally, a thrill a minute!

The backdrop of this remarkable route is the Fife Coastal Path which straddles the route for much of its length, starting with the wonderful beach and Silverburn Park in Leven, before the ancient fishing village of Lower Largo looms large – home to Alexander Selkirk, of Robinson Crusoe fame! More villages – Elie (with its beach cricket on golden sands), St Monans, Pittenweem (home to the Pittenweeem chocolate company) follow before arriving in Anstruther and the opportunity for adventurers to set sail to the Isle of May!

The journey meanders through incredible scenery and history past Crail, to Kingsbarns – Fife’s only working whisky distillery before its denoument at the world famous birthplace of golf in St. Andrews, with its magnificent castle, cathedral, harbour, beaches and if you’ve caught your breath, incredible views towards Tentsmuir Forest and the Angus coastline!

Gateway to the 95

Get a megabus service to Edinburgh and then X59 to St Andrews.

A Fab Day Out!

The 95 bus route between Leven and St Andrews is a beautiful journey that showcases the stunning coastline of Scotland’s east coast. Starting from St Andrews, the bus travels through a series of charming towns and villages, each with its own unique character and attractions.

St Andrews is a historic university town that is famous for its beautiful beaches and golf courses. Visitors can explore the stunning ruins of St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Castle or take a stroll along the picturesque West Sands beach. The town is also home to a number of excellent restaurants and cafes, making it a great place to stop for lunch or a coffee.

As the bus continues along the coast, it passes Salt Lake Beach and Red Beach, two of the most beautiful beaches in the area. These secluded coves are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing, with clear blue waters and soft golden sands.

Next, the bus stops at Kingsbarns, a picturesque village that is known for its world-class golf course and scenic coastal walks. Visitors can also explore the nearby Kingsbarns Distillery, which produces some of the finest whisky in Scotland.

Further along the route, the bus passes through Crail, a charming fishing village that is home to a beautiful harbour and a number of historic buildings. Visitors can explore the narrow streets and alleyways of the village, which are lined with traditional whitewashed cottages and quaint shops and cafes.

Next, the bus stops at Anstruther Harbour, another picturesque fishing village that is famous for its fresh seafood. Visitors can sample some of the local catch at one of the many seafood restaurants or take a boat trip out to the nearby Isle of May, a stunning nature reserve that is home to a wide variety of seabirds.

The bus then continues on to St Monans, a historic village that is known for its beautiful church and picturesque harbour. Visitors can explore the narrow streets and alleyways of the village, which are lined with traditional cottages and quaint shops and cafes.

The next stop on the route is Elie, a charming seaside town that is famous for its beautiful beaches and scenic coastal walks. Visitors can explore the ruins of Elie Castle or take a stroll along the sandy shores of Earlsferry Beach.

The bus reaches Lower Largo, a small coastal village that is famous for being the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe. Visitors can explore the Selkirk Memorial and enjoy the stunning views across the Firth of Forth.

The final destination is Leven which is a great place to base yourself if you want to explore the surrounding area. From here, you can easily take a trip to the nearby towns of Methil and Buckhaven, which offer stunning coastal walks and picturesque harbours. The nearby Lomond Hills Regional Park is also a popular destination for walkers and hikers, offering stunning views across the surrounding countryside.

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St Andrews Bus Station (Stance 2)

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