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).
For timetable information, call Traveline (0871 200 2233).
Trains from Dundee to Aberdeen (£22, 1¼ hours) travel via Arbroath and Stonehaven. There are around two trains an hour, fewer on Sunday.
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.