Getting Around, Dundee Travel, Transport and Car Rental
(Dundee, Scotland, UK)
Getting to and around Dundee is trouble-free, whether by air, road or rail transport. The city's very own airport is just five minutes' travel from the centre and hosts flights to London
, as well as providing flight connections (via Birmingham) to many international destinations.
Luxury buses frequently travel between Dundee and London, together with other major UK cities, while dedicated Scottish bus services cover major towns and cities. An overnight sleeper train runs from London, and local lines connect with Edinburgh
and cities on the east coast of Scotland
. Local transport is comprehensive, both in the city and in rural areas. Worth noting, although Dundee has a port, there are no connecting ferries to other Scottish destinations.
Dundee Airport (DND) / Arriving by Air
Address: Riverside, Dundee, DD2 1UH, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 1382 662 200
is a small facility providing direct flights to London City Airport
with CityJet, and to Belfast and Birmingham with Flybe. During the summer, flights to the island of Jersey
are also available. Travellers may book international flights through Flybe to many UK and European destinations, although these usually involve a change of plane at Birmingham's international airport. Scenic tours around the region by helicopter are also found here. Onward transportation options are by car hire and taxi, with the airport located just five minutes' drive (3 km / 2 miles) to the west of the city centre, via the A85 ring road.
Dundee Airport (DND) Guide
Car rental in Dundee is easily available, either by booking online before arrival, at the airport, or in the many outlets around the city centre. Hiring a car is a practical option here, particularly if touring the region is part of your plan. Roads are good and the breathtaking variation of the unique Scottish countryside is all around on every trip.
Scotland is a small country, easily covered during your holiday, with car hire enabling trips to remote craggy coastlines, stunning mountains and mysterious lochs, as well as historic cities. The main routes around Dundee include the A90 to Edinburgh, the A80 / M80 to Glasgow
, and the A92 to Kircaldy and southern Fife.
Buses and Coaches
Dundee is well served by National Express bus routes from as far away as London, Manchester
, Birmingham and other prominent English cities, as well as routes between major Scottish cities. The city also has a comprehensive local bus system from its main bus station, Seagate.
Intra-city services are operated by Travel Dundee and Scottish Citylink, with regional bus transport connecting destinations such as Aberdeen
(one hour and 30 minutes), Glasgow (two hours), Edinburgh (two hours) and Perth (30 minutes). Rural services are provided by Stagecoach Strathtay, with these buses travelling to and from Arbroath (one hour), Blairgowrie (one hour), Brechin (one hour and 15 minutes), Forfar (45 minutes) and Kirriemuir (one hour). Further inter-city services are run by National Express, Citylink, Megabus and Stagecoach Fife (running to St. Andrews
). The local bus network, Travel Dundee, also provides a choice of routes around the city and its suburbs.
Dundee has two train stations, the Dundee Tay Bridge station near the waterfront and the small Broughty Ferry station, to the east of the city. ScotRail features hourly services to Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh, together with an overnight sleeper from London Euston. Direct services also run from London's Kings Cross station to Dundee via York
and Edinburgh. The UK's longest train trip, ending in Penzance
, Cornwall, stops in the city and is useful for those looking to travel onwards to Birmingham, York and Bristol
Taxis are plentiful in Dundee, being run by a large number of local companies. As well as a continued presence at the airport and at the bus and train stations, taxi ranks are also situated outside many locations in the city centre, although drivers can be flagged down by the roadside as well. All taxis in Scotland are metered by law, but for longer trips this is not an especially cheap way to travel, Of note, most are wheelchair friendly.