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Travelling made easy

Dundee is conveniently located and easily accessible. It is just a 90-minute drive from 90% of Scotland's population. You can fly into Dundee airport from London Heathrow or choose to fly into any of the international airports in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, or Glasgow and then travel to Dundee by road or rail.

Loganair provides flights from Dundee airport to London Heathrow twice a day on weekdays and once on Sundays. You can book Loganair flights to Dundee on their website www.loganair.co.uk. Dundee is also connected to Orkney and Shetland.

Domestic travellers can choose to travel to Dundee by road or rail. Once you arrive, there are plenty of ways to get around the city and the region.

To make your travel experience easier, we have prepared a guide called "Travelling Made Easy" that provides step-by-step travel information. 

Travel by air

Dundee Airport offers a convenient way to travel to London Heathrow (LHR) with two daily flights from Monday to Friday, and one on Sundays. Loganair operates these flights, and they can be booked at www.loganair.co.uk. LHR is a major international airport with connections to 214 destinations across 84 countries, served by 89 airlines. Additionally, Dundee Airport has flights to Orkney (Kirkwall Airport, KOI) and Shetland (Sumburgh Airport, LSI), and you can find further information at www.loganair.co.uk. When you arrive at Dundee Airport, you can find a taxi rank located just outside, and it's only a short 5-minute drive to the city centre. 

For more information on accessibility, please visit Assistance and Accessibility at Dundee Airport. Remember to check with your airline and destination airport for the most up-to-date flight availability and information. And don't forget to Fly Safe with Loganair by following their recommended health and safety measures. 

Travel by coach

Xplore More offers coach travel between Edinburgh Airport and Dundee with its X90 coach service. The coach runs nonstop between Dundee City Centre and Edinburgh Airport. To see the full timetable, price list, and information on how to book and board, please visit the Xplore Dundee website. The coaches are wheelchair accessible, but to reserve your space, please book at least two days before your trip. 
 
Ember is your eco-friendly travel companion, providing frequent services between Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station to/from Dundee. Enjoy fast, comfortable travel by electric bus with low fares, live tracking, and zero emissions.  

  • Edinburgh Airport's pick-up and drop-off point in Dundee is Greenmarket (beside Dundee Science Centre). Daytime coaches also stop at Ingliston Park & Ride, conveniently located next to the airport. From Ingliston Park & Ride, you can take a two-minute tram connection to the airport (included in the ticket price), a five-minute bus, or even walk in around 15 minutes, ensuring a hassle-free journey for all.
  • Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station's pick-up point is at Greenmarket (beside Dundee Science Centre), and the drop-off point is at Dundee Train Station. The coach stops at Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station, which frequently connects to Glasgow Airport. Intermediate stops will include Stirling, Dunblane, Cumbernauld, and Perth.

The coaches are wheelchair accessible, and you can reserve your space at the time of booking. Please visit the Ember website to view their timetable, book tickets, view a live map, and check out FAQs. 

Travel by road

If you are planning a road trip to our region, you should know that Edinburgh is 90 minutes away by car, Manchester is a five-hour drive, and London is an eight-hour drive. You can easily find journey times and routes by using AA Route Planner, and for up-to-date traffic news, you can rely on AA Roadwatch, which is available 24/7. 

Travel by rail

Dundee can be conveniently accessed by train, so you can plan a trip to our region using the rail network. Edinburgh is one hour and 15 minutes away, Birmingham is five hours and 45 minutes away, and London is six and a half hours away. You can easily plan and book your train journey online by visiting Trainline or Scotrail. If you need information on accessible travel with First Scotrail, you can visit Scotrail

Exploring our region

Explore the vibrant city centre of Dundee on foot and venture out to the beautiful towns and countryside of Angus, Perthshire, and Fife by train, bus or taxi. Discover exclusive offers and magnificent experiences, and enjoy your conference in the region with your loved ones.

A guide for global jetsetters: six seed-to-know facts

  • If you are arriving in Scotland from another country, please visit the Scottish Government Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19): International Travel and Quarantine for information and guidelines.  
  • It's important to note that no vaccinations are required for visiting Scotland or any other part of the UK.  
  • A significant regulation to note is Scotland's strict 'no smoking' policy, which applies to all indoor public places, including restaurants and pubs.
  • The currency used in the UK is the pound sterling, and all purchases are subject to 20% Value-Added Tax (VAT).
  • During the summer, the UK observes British Summer Time (BST), one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  
  • To ensure you're prepared for the UK's unique electrical system, it's important to check whether you need plug adapters and electrical converters. The British electrical standard is 50Hz 230 volts, with 3-pin plugs and sockets.

Travelling safely in the UK and Scotland 

If you're planning to travel in Scotland or the UK, you can access information on how to do so safely from various sources. The UK Government offers guidance on travelling safely to the UK, while the Scottish Government does not have any COVID-19 travel rules for entering Scotland.

If you travel from another country to Scotland, you don't need to complete a Passenger Locator Form, take any COVID-19 tests, or self-isolate. However, checking your government's travel advice outside Scotland is essential. Other countries may have COVID-19 travel rules that you should be aware of. Remember that new travel rules may be introduced at short notice, so always check the latest advice for each country you plan to visit before booking your trip and travelling.