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Getting there & away

The Tay Road Bridge linking Dundee and Fife costs 80p per car southbound, but is toll free for northbound traffic.




National Express (08705 808080; www.nationalexpress.com) operates two direct services a day from London to Dundee (£35, 10½ hours).

Scottish Citylink (0870 550 5050; www.citylink.co.uk) has hourly buses from Dundee to Glasgow (£11, two hours), Perth (£5, 35 minutes), Aberdeen (£1, 1½ hours) and Edinburgh (£11, two hours, change at Perth); book via www.megabus.com for fares as low as £2. Some Aberdeen buses travel via Arbroath, others via Forfar. There are also direct buses to Oban (£20, 3½ hours).

Stagecoach Strathtay operates buses to Perth (one hour, hourly), Blairgowrie (one hour, hourly), Forfar (40 minutes, once or twice an hour), Kirriemuir (one hour, half-hourly), Brechin (1¼ hours, 10 daily, change at Forfar) and Arbroath (one hour, half-hourly).

Stagecoach Fife bus 99 runs to St Andrews (40 minutes, every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday, hourly on Sunday).

For timetable information, call Traveline (0871 200 2233).


Trains run to Dundee from Edinburgh (£18, 1¼ hours) and Glasgow (£21, 1½ hours) at least once an hour Monday to Saturday, hourly on Sunday from Edinburgh, and every two hours on Sunday from Glasgow.

Trains from Dundee to Aberdeen (£22, 1¼ hours) travel via Arbroath and Stonehaven. There are around two trains an hour, fewer on Sunday.

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Two and a half miles west of the city centre, Dundee Airport (662200; Riverside Dr) has daily scheduled services to London City airport (ScotAirways), Birmingham and Belfast (FlyWhoosh). A taxi to the airport takes five minutes and costs £3.

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