Getting around Dundee & Angus

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  • Looking out over the external walls of Arbroath Abbey
    Arbroath Abbey
  • Camperdown Country Park, Dundee
    Camperdown Country Park, Dundee
  • People sailing remote controlled sailing boats on the lake
    Remote-controlled boats at Pictavia, Angus
  • A vintage car drives down the main driveway towards Glamis Castle, Dundee & Angus
    A vintage car drives down the main driveway towards Glamis Castle
  • A steam train pulls into the station
    The Caledonian Railway, Brechin, Angus

Getting around Dundee & Angus is easy. Dundee makes a great touring base, as you can make use of the excellent public transport available and take advantage of the numerous bus and train links connecting towns and villages.

By road

The city of Dundee makes a great base as it is easy to travel by road and by public transport to the surrounding area and other regions. Visit north Angus and even Aberdeen by travelling north up the A90, head west on the A90 to the new city of Perth, east on the A92 to south Angus, or south on the A92, across the Tay Road Bridge, to Fife.

In addition to the main roads, an alternative route well worth considering is the Angus Coastal Route which takes you along the shore from Dundee and up to picturesque seaside resorts such as Montrose.

Car parking is plentiful in Angus, and all Angus Council car parks are free of charge. There is also plenty of information about parking in and around Dundee on the Dundee city site.

You can find out up-to-date traffic information from Traffic Scotland.

By public transport

Why not leave the car behind and make use of the excellent public transport network, safe in the knowledge that you’re also doing your bit to help protect the natural environment?

Visit for detailed information on transport around Dundee & Angus, as well as the nearby regions of Perthshire and Stirlingshire, or to plan your journey.

For information about all public transport in Scotland, the best place to check for information and timetables is the Traveline site; you can also download their handy mobile app or call them on 0871 200 22 33.

By bus

Local bus services run across Dundee, Angus and into the neighbouring regions of the Kingdom of Fife and Perthshire. Information on services can be found on the Dundee Travel Information site as well as on leaflets and departure boards throughout the area.

By rail

The main train station is located in Dundee, with smaller stations in many Angus towns. Getting to and from the stations is easy with many taxi ranks or bus routes passing nearby. The East Coast main line runs through Angus and the coastal towns of Montrose, Arbroath, Carnoustie and Monifieth, before reaching Dundee.

For all train times to Scotland and fares across the UK network, visit National Rail Enquiries.


Take a tour of Dundee & Angus and let an expert show you some of the best ways to get out and about and experience the best sights of the region. There are many tour operators available offering everything from bus tours to wildlife and walking tours. Why not take a boat trip in Arbroath out to the Bell Rock Lighthouse?