Getting to Dundee & Angus

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  • The statue of Peter Pan in Kirriemuir, the birthplace of JM Barrie in Angus
    The statue of Peter Pan in Kirriemuir, the birthplace of JM Barrie in 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
  • The De'ils Head, an massive rock formation on the coastal path from Arbroath to Auchmithie, Angus
    The De'ils Head on the coastal path from Arbroath to Auchmithie, Angus
  • The RRS Discovery, Discovery Point
    The RRS Discovery, Discovery Point

Dundee & Angus is easily accessible from all the major cities. While close enough to enjoy fast travel connections by motorway and rail, the region still manages to retain the peace and quiet of the countryside.

By road

Dundee is located just 90 minutes drive from 90 percent of Scotland's population, demonstrating how easy it is to take a break in this beautiful region.

Main routes through Dundee & Angus include the M90 from the south east and the A9 from the south west and north. From Aberdeen you can drive down to Angus in less than an hour, and from the north of England you can reach the region in two and a half hours. Travel time from Edinburgh is just over 1 hour and from Glasgow is just under 1 hour 30 minutes.

Alternatively, you can take one of Scotland’s National Routes which take in parts of Dundee & Angus, such as the Fife Coastal Route or the Angus Coastal Route.

You can find out up-to-date traffic information from Traffic Scotland, and plan your route with Transport Direct.

By air

There are regular domestic flights to Dundee Airport from London City (until March) which receives international flights, and from Jersey Airport, operated by Ramsay World Travel. From March 2014, flights will operate from London Stansted with Loganair. Dundee Airport is located just a five minute taxi drive away from the city’s train station.

Outside of Dundee & Angus, Edinburgh Airport is the nearest airport while Glasgow Airport is not much further. Both airports are under an hour and a half from the region by car and also have straight-forward connections by public transport.

By bus

Dundee & Angus has great coach links from cities and towns across Scotland and the rest of the UK. Several bus companies offer a variety of routes for low fares, taking you straight into Dundee or one of the Angus towns. The main bus station in Angus is Arbroath Bus Station, and Dundee also has a main bus station located on Seagate which is a short walk from the train station and the city centre.

By rail

Take one of the regular train services direct from Scottish cities and from many English towns and cities, including London. The main train station is located in Dundee, with smaller stations in many Angus towns. A trip along the East Coast Line provides access to small seaside towns such as Carnoustie and Arbroath. For all train times to Scotland and fares across the UK network, visit National Rail.

By ferry

Direct routes on Scottish ferries operate from Ireland to ports in the West Coast. From there you can take public transport or reach the region from Troon (100 miles/160 km) or Cairnryan (150 miles/240 km). Ferries also run from the Netherlands to Newcastle in the north east of England (160 miles/257 km).

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