Location of Free Car Park and Entrance: Canongate, St Andrews, KY16 8RT

On foot:

Access to the Garden is best via Lade Braes footpath which can be picked up at the end of the Argyle Street carpark. If you follow the path all the way along to Canongate (Botanic Garden is signed) and turn right when reaching the main road, the Garden entrance is 2mins walk up the street on the right hand side. Total walk time: 10-15mins. 

By bus:

Buses are available from all out-lying villages to St Andrews Bus Station. From there you can walk as per directions above, or you can catch bus 99 and the journey will be about 10minutes, dropping you by Viaduct Walk, a 2minute walk to the Garden entrance. Buses to the town centre from the Garden run at 48 minutes past the hour until 15.48 then 17.53(99A)

Local Taxi's

Telephone numbers for local companies are below. If you require a taxi at the end of your visit, please let staff in the Ticket Office know your destination and they will be happy to call a taxi for you. 

St Andrews Taxi’s – 01334 600600
Crawford’s Taxi’s – 01334 478648
AAA Taxi – 07879 463088


There is adequate drop-off for coaches at the entrance on Canongate. Please let us know prior to arrival so that we can co-ordinate drop-off and pick-up and supply further information. 

For more information contact: [email protected]