Travel to Dundee

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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:


  • Edinburgh
    00 44 31 333 1000 (International)
    0131 333 1000 (U.K.)
  • Aberdeen
    00 44 (01) 224 722 331
    01224 722 331
  • Glasgow
    00 44 (01) 41 887 1111
    0141 887 1111
  • Prestwick
    00 44 (01) 292 511 000
    01292 511 000

 

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 Verdant Works, continue for app 1 mile to traffic lights, continue straight ahead to second set of lights (Welcome Trust Building on your right); continue straight ahead towards city centre down slope and turn left at next roundabout (The Hub Accomodation). Short sharp left junction (big red building in front), then first right down cobbled street. Verdant Works on your right  in large green gates. 

 

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); to get to Verdant Works, continue for app 1 mile to traffic lights, continue straight ahead to second set of lights (Welcome Trust Building on your right); continue straight ahead towards city centre down slope and turn left at next roundabout (The Hub Accomodation). Short sharp left junction (big red building in front), then first right down cobbled street. Verdant Works on your right  in large green gates.

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

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