Fife has charming villages and towns including well-known St Andrews. Dunfermline has helped put this region on the map, with it's new city status as part of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
There's much more to Fife that will spoil urban travellers, explorers, cyclists, museum-goers and foodies alike.
Travelling to and around Fife
Getting to Fife
Trains run direct from Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Perth to towns including Dunfermline, Leuchars and Burntisland.
You can travel from various stations across the UK straight into Edinburgh Waverley. Or book the Caledonian Sleeper from London and journey overnight in your own cabin, complete with your own bed.
Check out LNER trains along the east coast
Bus and coach
Buses from all over the UK stop at Inverkeithing Ferrytoll, where you can continue your journey throughout Fife by bus.
New self-driving bus route
Sit back and take in the views across the Firth of Forth on a self-driving bus! Launching in May 2023, you can travel between two transport exchanges across the Forth Road Bridge.
It’s the most ambitious and complex autonomous bus pilot in the world!
If you are driving from Edinburgh and the south, you can reach Fife by the Queensferry Crossing. Drive north to Dunfermline where the A92 takes you further into Fife.
From Glasgow and the west, take the M8 to Edinburgh and then head to Fife from there.
From Aberdeen and Dundee head for the Tay Road Bridge where the A92 continues into Fife.
If you are travelling from Inverness, Perth and further north, follow the A9 from Inverness to Perth. Continue down the M90 from either the A912 at the Bridge of Earn, or continue to Dunfermline on the A92.
Fly to Edinburgh Airport from a number of destinations across the UK and Europe, including Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin and Amsterdam.
Getting around Fife
Bus and coach
An express coach network links Anstruther, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Leven, Glenrothes, Cupar and St Andrews and is complemented by local bus networks in each town.
Find a list of all bus companies in Fife
Fife Circle trains stop at several towns and villages in the south west of Fife while there are also regular trains which run between Edinburgh and Dundee. Bus connections are available between Leuchars and St Andrews town centre.
The A92 connects the whole region and is perfect for car touring with many well signposted scenic routes linking the smaller towns and villages. Fife has around 300 miles of on and off-road cycle routes – bring your own or hire a bike in one of the towns.
The Fife Coastal Route is a National Tourist Route which runs 85 miles around the coast of the region. You can use this route to explore the many towns and villages both around the coast and inland.
Places to stay in Fife
Find your perfect accommodaton in this selection of hotels, self-catering and more.
A tip from your local expert
Help and advice
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Food & Drink
Places to eat in Fife
The coastline and farmland of Fife mean amazing produce for you to enjoy in a range of cafes, restaurants and more.
Things to do in Fife
Get friendly and helpful advice for your trip at our iCentres.
Activities to enjoy in Fife
Plan your trip to Fife with these great ideas for activities, attractions and more.
12 hidden gems to uncover in Fife
Discover Fife's best hidden gems including charming coastal villages, historic castles, and more.
Each route is complete with all the information you need including local businesses who can help you out with equipment, guiding and accommodation.
What is Fife known for?
Fife is famous as being the Home of Golf, thanks to the Old Course in St Andrews.
It's also now home to Scotland's newest city, Dunfermline.
Tours, Routes & Trails
From walking routes to suggested itineraries, we'll help you plan a break to Fife.
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