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Getting to the University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is set in the historic city of Dundee in the North East of Scotland. Being at the heart of Scotland’s road and rail network puts spectacular scenery, skiing, championship golf, mountain climbing and sailing within easy reach as well as the major cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Scotland’s four main international airports all operate both national airlines such as British Airways and low cost airlines. This makes it easy to get to all the major centres of the UK and Europe.

Find out how to travel to Dundee here.

By train

Dundee is on the main East Coast route with direct services to Newcastle, York and London, and to Carlisle, Preston, Coventry, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, Reading, Southampton, Bournemouth and Plymouth.

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

Rail journeys to the other major cities in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow) take approximately 1 1/4hrs, and the regular service from London King's Cross takes only six hours.

The railway station is only a few minutes walk from the University campus and a short taxi ride from Ninewells Hospital & Medical School. The railway station at Kirkcaldy is adjacent to the Kirkcaldy campus.

Train times can be found from First Scotrail, National Rail Enquiries, or by phoning the National Rail Enquiries Centre on 08457 484950.



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By car

Dundee is linked to the rest of the UK by continuous motorway and dual carriageway - all the way from Devon and Cornwall.

For traffic coming from Edinburgh (M90), Glasgow (A9) and beyond, Dundee is best approached from the south via the A90. From the outskirts of Dundee the route into the University and the Medical School is well signposted and relatively easy to follow. Ninewells Hospital and Medical School is a prominent landmark on the approach to Dundee via the A90. There is also a scenic route from Edinburgh along the Fife coastline and into Dundee via the Tay Road Bridge.

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By bus or coach

Day and night coach services (operated by National Express, Stagecoach Group, and Scottish Citylink) are available to major cities throughout the UK including London.

Dundee's main bus station is on Seagate, approximately 10 minutes walk from the main University of Dundee campus. Edinburgh's main bus station is on St Andrews Square and Waterloo Place - a two minute walk from Waverley Railway Station and Glasgow's Buchanan Street bus station is a five minute walk from Queen Street Railway station.

Find out about local bus travel

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By sea

There are daily ferry services direct from Zeebrugge (Belgium) to Rosyth (near Edinburgh) operated by Superfast Ferries.

You can reach Dundee in a few hours from the European ferry terminals at Newcastle (3 hours by car to Dundee) and Hull (6 hours by car to Dundee). Dundee is also a popular port of call for cruise ships, and there are many harbours in Fife and Angus suitable for mooring yachts.

Travelling by sea from Northern Ireland to Scotland has never been easier. There are up to nine crossings a day from Belfast to Stranraer with Stena Line's high speed ferries. P&O Irish Sea ferries travel from Larne - Cairnryn daily and Hover Speed travels from Belfast to Troon 3 times daily.

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By air

Dundee airport is 3 miles to the west of the city centre (only five minutes drive from the University). Taxis are available at the airport, and car hire may be pre-arranged. Free car parking is available to all ScotAirways passengers.

There are scheduled flights to and from London City with Suckling Airways and direct services from Dundee to Birmingham and Belfast with Flybe. All flights connect with many other international destinations.

Further information on flights to Dundee airport is available from Suckling Airways (telephone 0870 6060707) and Flybe or contact Dundee Airport Information Desk (telephone 01382 643242).

International airports at:

can be reached by road in one to two hours.



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Key facts & figures

  • One of the UK’s top 30 universities (Guardian University Guide 2019)
  • Top 10 in the UK for student experience for three successive years (National Student Survey 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 2nd in the UK and 6th in the world for overall satisfaction (International Student Barometer 2018)
  • Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017)
  • 3rd in the UK for quality of teaching, and 5th in the UK for graduate prospects (Guardian University Guide 2019)
  • In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 76% of our overall research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally renowned’.
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T: +44 (0)1382 383838
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