Travelling to the University of Dundee

Updated on 21 September 2021

How to travel to the University of Dundee by car, train, bus, or plane

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Travel to Dundee from outside the UK and Scotland will continue to be conditional on certain restrictions for the foreseeable future. Different restrictions may apply to Scotland and other parts of the UK.

If you are travelling from outside the UK, please check the status and conditions of travelling to your airport destination in the UK and (if applicable) onwards to Scotland. We expect this to be subject to change depending on the categorisation of your country by the government. Please do keep checking the UK Government and Scottish Government websites for updates.

Taxi transfer service for EU and International students

Due to coronavirus travel restrictions, we are offering entrant EU and International students up to £75 towards a taxi from Scottish airports or Dundee bus or rail stations

For more information, see our Taxi transfer service guide.

The University of Dundee has three campuses: our City Campus in the centre of Dundee, Ninewells Campus to the west of the city, and in Kirkcaldy.


Car parking on the city campus is for permit holders only.

Official visitors should contact the department they are visiting to arrange a temporary permit. Pay on exit parking is available at Ninewells Hospital. Car parking at Kirkcaldy campus is free of charge.

Satnav postcodes

  • Tower Building: DD1 4HN
  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design: DD1 4HT
  • Dalhousie Building: DD1 5EN
  • Ninewells Hospital: DD2 1UB
  • Kirkcaldy Campus: KY2 5YS

Travelling from Edinburgh

Travel time: 90 minutes

Travelling from Perth

Travel time: 30 minutes

Travelling from Aberdeen

Travel time: 95 minutes

Travelling from Glasgow

Travel time: 90 minutes

Do you frequently travel to Dundee by car?

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Dundee is a small city and most parts are easily reached in 20-30 minutes by bicycle from the city centre. You can plan your route using the Sustrans route planner.

It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to ride from the city campus to Ninewells.

Cycle facilities

  • Cyclists can use the showers at the University swimming pool (DUSA), in the Matthew Building, and at the sports centre (ISE) for free.
  • Bicycle racks and lockers are available on the main campus.
  • Bike shelters are at Ninewells, and a bike stand at Kirkcaldy.
  • Staff can borrow bikes to use around city and campus from the University's bike pool
  • Electric bicycles, tandems, and folding bikes are also available for hire at EBS Cycle Centre

If you require access to secure cycle parking facilities then please contact Trudy Cunningham


Dundee and Kirkcaldy stations are both on the main East Coast line with direct LNER and Cross Country services from:

  • Newcastle
  • York
  • London
  • Carlisle
  • Preston
  • Coventry
  • Birmingham
  • Oxford
  • Bristol
  • Reading
  • Southampton
  • Bournemouth
  • and Plymouth.

Overnight sleeper services by Caledonian Sleeper run from London, the south coast, and the west country.

ScotRail journeys from other major cities in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow Queen Street) take approximately 75 minutes.

Dundee Railway Station is in the city centre, a few minutes walk to City Campus. Ninewells Campus is 15 minutes by bus. Kirkcaldy Railway station is directly opposite Kirkcaldy Campus.

For times and tickets visit train operator websites or check National Rail Enquiries +44(0)3457 48 49 50.

Bus or coach

Dundee Bus Station is to the east of the city centre. It is a 15-20 minute walk to the City Campus. Most city bus routes travel to Ninewells Hospital.

Kirkcaldy is served by many Stagecoach East Scotland services. There are several bus stops within a few minutes walk of our campus.

Bus services from Glasgow to Dundee

Bus services from Edinburgh to Dundee


Dundee Airport has daily flights to and from London Stansted. Flights from elsewhere in the UK, or international airports, will land at one of four Scottish airports, with Glasgow and Edinburgh being closest. View guides for public transport links from each airport to Dundee.

If you are flying into England from (or through) an amber list country and are required to self-isolate, you can travel to Scotland, stopping overnight in safe accommodation if required. However, you must adhere to the current guidance until you reach your destination where you will self-isolate.

If you are flying into England from (or through) a red list country you will have to book managed quarantine in a hotel using the government’s quarantine hotel booking service before you leave your home country. You will complete the managed quarantine in England before travelling on to Dundee.

In England, if you do not self-isolate, you can be fined £1,000. If you do not provide an accurate contact detail declaration – or do not update your contact detail form in the limited circumstances where you need to move from the accommodation where you’re self-isolating to another place to continue self-isolating – you can be fined up to £3,200. More information about potential fines can be found on the UK Government website.

You can search local and national travel info using either of these websites:

Visit Traveline

Local transport

Bus stops near our Dundee campuses

University building Bus stop
Tower Building Nethergate at University
Nethergate at Queens Hotel
Duncan of Jordanstone Perth Road opposite Roseangle
Perth Road opposite Airlie Place
Dalhousie Building Hawkhill opposite Hunter Street
Hawkhill near Hunter Street
Ninewells (Main Concourse) Stance A | Stance B
Stance C | Stance D
Ninewells (A+E / Mackenzie Building) Kirsty Semple Way at James Arnott Drive
Kirsty Semple Way near James Arnott Drive
Botanic Gardens Perth Road opposite Glamis Road
Perth Road at Glamis Road
Newhall Gardens opposite Botanic Gardens

Dundee's two major bus operators are Xplore Dundee and Stagecoach Strathtay. Stagecoach offers discounts for employees on seven day and four week bus tickets.

Their sites include details of routes, ticket prices, and offers including flexi-cards and season tickets.

Many buses come regularly (10 to 20 minutes) during daytime. Last buses leave the city centre about 23:15 on most routes.


For Kirkcaldy campus, visit Stagecoach East Scotland.

Taxis and private hire cars

There are taxi ranks at Ninewells Hospital, in the city centre.

Local taxi firms include Tele-Taxis +44 (0)1382 825 825 and 20 30 20 +44 (0)1382 20 30 20.

Night bus service

DUSA runs a free nightly bus service which will take you anywhere you ask within the city boundary.

Visit DUSA website for more information