Getting Around Dundee

Dundee cityDundee is a city which means it has good transport links throughout the city with buses, taxi, train and air links to choose from. However Dundee is a relativley compact city and as such the best way to get around is actually by foot. Most of the main attractions, shops, restaurants and bars are in the city centre area which can easily be navigated by foot.

If you are planning on visiting an area like Camperdown Park or the multiplex cinema then you can easily get a bus there. The buses are pretty frequent and there are stops throughout the city centre with routes and times displayed. Another option is a taxi which costs a lot more, there are several taxi ranks in the city centre with two main ones outside the Overgate Centre and outside the bus station.

The main bus station in Dundee is called the Seagate Bus Station and it is only a couple of minutes walk south of the High Street. There are regular buses from here to other areas of Dundee and the surrounding region. CityLink operates numerous services which connect Dundee with the other major cities in Scotland such as Edinburgh and Glasgow. There are also frequent buses direct to St Andrews, leaving around every 20 mins.

The railway station is only a 10 minute walk from the city centre and from here you can get connections to several popular destinations in Scotland. There are direct trains to Aberdeen, Perth and Glasgow and you can also catch connections to Edinburgh and Inverness. If you are planning to travel by train it is advisable to book tickets in advance on the Trainline website. You can often save upto 60% by doing this, it can also be cheaper to buy two single tickets instead of a return ticket.

There is a small airport in Dundee which offers a handful of domestic flights to places such as London and Belfast. The airport is about a 10 minute drive from the city centre, if you dont have a car the best way to get there is by taxi.