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Getting to the University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is located in the historic city of Dundee in the North East of Scotland. Dundee is easy to get to by road and is served by an excellent public transport network.


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

  • Named Scottish University of the Year by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016
  • Number one for student experience in Scotland for six years running (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2010 - 2015)
  • One of the world’s top 20 universities founded in the last 50 years (THE 100 Under 50 2015)
  • Ranked in the top 1% of world universities (QS World University Rankings 2014/15)
  • The central hub for a multi-million pound biotechnology sector in the East of Scotland
  • A lead partner in the V&A at Dundee – a multi-partner project at the heart of the £200 million regeneration of Dundee’s central waterfront

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Dundee, DD1 4HN

T: +44 (0)1382 383838
F: +44 (0)1382 388150

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