Travelling to the University of Dundee

Updated on 7 May 2024

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

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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.

Free parking is available at Ninewells Hospital, although some car parks are limited stay. 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

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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

The university offers a cycle to work scheme that saves you 25-39% on a bike and accessories. 


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 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

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.

Staff Bus Discount Scheme

Stagecoach offers discounts for employees on seven day and four week bus tickets through the Stagecoach app

Once scanned the QR code requires email verification where a security code will be emailed to the employees email address and will have to be entered into the app before they can continue.

Please ensure that the app is updated to the latest version available via the App Store / Play Store.


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 arriving into Scotland from another country, normal travel rules currently apply. Please also check the Scottish Government Website prior to travel in case of any changes to travel advice.

You can search local travel info using Traveline.


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

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