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Travelling to Dundee

It's easier than you think!

Dundee is easily accessible by road, rail or by air. The following information gives useful information such as cheap flight details, telephone numbers of airports, car hire etc. (Additional information regarding rail and air timetables and costs are included in the attached PDF).


Travelling By Air:

www.flyWhoosh.com

Offers flights between Dundee and Birmingham twice daily Monday to Friday with the added bonus of a Sunday service.  Belfast flights are six times a week.


www.scotairways.co.uk/dundee.asp

ScotAirway Flights from London City (LCY) to Dundee (DND). Further information about flights to Dundee airport is available from Scot Airways (telephone 0870 6060707) or Eastern Airways (telephone 01652 680 600) or Dundee Airport Information Desk (Telephone 01382 643242).


British Airways:
flights from £35 (one way) to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow,
 

Easyjet: The low cost airline with cheap flights to many business and leisure destinations across Europe and the UK.

Easyjet to Edinburgh
Easyjet to Glasgow
Easyjet to Aberdeen 

 

Travelling from the Airport

Dundee is a little more than an hour's drive from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, which offer extensive domestic and international services throughout Britain, Europe and beyond.

 
Dundee Airport is only a few minutes drive from the City Centre, and offers regular flights direct to London City Airport; flights between Dundee and Manchester by Eastern Airways are also available.


Further information can be obtained from the Airports.


International Airport Telephone Numbers:

 

Travelling By Rail:

Dundee is on the main East Coast route with direct services from Newcastle, York and London, Carlisle, Preston, Coventry, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, Reading, Southampton, Bournemouth and Plymouth. There are overnight sleeper services from London, the south coast and the West Country. Rail journeys to the other major cities in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow) take approximately 1 1/4hrs, and the regular service from London King's Cross takes approximately six hours. The railway station is only a five minute walk from the DCA and taxis are also available.

Train times can be found from Rail Track (Network Rail), First Scotrail, National Rail Enquiries, or by phoning the National Rail Enquiries Centre on 08457 484950.
 

Travelling By Car:

Dundee is linked to the rest of the UK by continuous motorway and dual carriageway - from Devon and Cornwall. Dundee is best approached from the south via the A90 for traffic coming from Edinburgh (M90) and Glasgow (A9) and beyond. From the outskirts of Dundee the route into the City Centre is well signposted and relatively easy to follow. There is also a scenic route from Edinburgh along the Fife coastline and into Dundee via the Tay Road Bridge.

There are many companies which offer competitive rates to hire a car. Here are a few Car Hire companies to choose from:

Car Hire Companies Telephone Numbers and Websites:

Directions from Edinburgh Airport :

The travel time by car may take approximately 90 minutes.

Go Northwest on Turnhouse Road, Turn right onto Meadowfield Road, Turn right onto Craigs Road for 0.5 miles, Turn left onto Maybury Road, pass through one roundabout, turn slightly left onto Whitehouse Road and slight left onto Queensferry Road (A90). Stay straight to go onto (M90). Turn slightly right onto (A90) and follow directions below from Perth.
 
Directions from Perth :

The Travel Time from Perth is approximately 40 minutes.

From the (A90) go northeast for approximately 16 miles, at the first roundabout on the approach to Dundee take the third exit on your right (Riverside Drive), Continue along Riverside Drive (A85) for about one mile until you arrive at the next roundabout, Take the first exit left (up a steep hill), To get to the City Centre, take the first right onto the Perth Road (follow signs for Invercarse Hotel). Continue along the Perth Road until you arrive at the traffic lights; Turn right at the traffic lights (still the Perth Road). Continue on this road - you will pass Duncan of Jordanstone College.   The Bonar Hall,  University of Dundee and other University buildings are on your left. 

Directions from Aberdeen :

The Travel Time from Aberdeen should take approximately 1 hour  9 minutes.

From the (A90) continue straight ahead past the (B974) turn off, the (A926) turn off and the (A929) turn off. Turn to your left when you get to the Forfar Road and continue along, then take a left turn into North Marketgait. Take a left onto the East Port Roundabout, and then take a left to South Marketgait. Take a left onto Nethergate, leading to the Perth Road.  The Bonar Hall, University of Dundee is on your right hand side. 


Directions from Dundee Airport :

The travel time from Dundee Airport is approximately 10 minutes. 

From Riverside Drive (A85) turn left out of the airport. When you arrive at the roundabout take the third exit (up a steep hill). To get to the DCA, take the first right onto the Perth Road (follow signs for Invercarse Hotel); Continue along the Perth Road until you arrive at the traffic lights; Turn right at the traffic lights (still the Perth Road). Continue on this road - you will pass Duncan of Jordanstone College.   The Bonar Hall, University of Dundee and other University buildings are on your left. 

  
NB:
-Taxis are available from the Airport, and car hire may be pre-arranged.

For further travel details, go to:

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/general/travel/