Dundee is currently undergoing a major redevelopment plan which will see the waterfront area completely redeveloped and many exciting new additions such as a brand new V&A museum. This is causing some minor disruptions with lane closures and some pavement (sidewalks). We will update this site nearer the time if there is any disruptions that will specifically effect your transportation to the conference venue.
Travel to Dundee made easy
Getting to Dundee from EdinburghEdinburgh Airport is 8 miles (12km) west of the city centre. Edinburgh's main rail stations, Waverley and Haymarket, are in the city centre. You can get a train to Dundee by either :
- hopping on the Airlink 100 or N22 Night bus into the city departing from stand 19 on the terminal forecourt, outside the main entrance hall (operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a journey time of about 25-30 minutes to Waverley Bridge in normal traffic). Frequency of the Airlink 100 is every 10 minutes (early services every 20 minutes) and tickets cost approx £3.50 for a single, £6.00 for a return (reductions for children) and can be bought from the airport information desk, at the bus stop, from the driver or in advance online.
Climb off at Waverley Bridge, near Princes Street and Edinburgh’s main railway station (Waverley) to board a train to Dundee (this stop is on the bus route from airport to city centre). Combined train and bus tickets are available to or from any rail station in Scotland.
- take a taxi from the airport. There are three options for taxis and cabs at Edinburgh Airport, and separate ranks for each.
1. Private hire Airport taxis are managed by Onward Travel and are located outside the east (UK Arrivals) end of the Terminal building. For further information on the Edinburgh Airport taxi service call Onward Travel on +44 (0)131 333 2255.
2. Pre-booked private hire taxis can be arranged via Edinburgh City Private Hire. The collection point / rank is located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park, directly opposite the Terminal, tel +44 (0)131 477 4000.
3. City "Black Cabs" can be found outside outside the east (UK Arrivals) end of the Terminal building.
Passengers arranging pre-booked taxis from other areas will find the collection point / rank is located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park, directly opposite the Terminal. The average fare to the city centre/railway station is £18, and typically takes about 25 minutes. Many taxis are wheelchair accessible.
- taking the new Edinburgh tram system. Construction of the new Edinburgh tram system is now under way. The service is due to start in 2011 and will link the airport with Edinburgh Park, Haymarket and Waverley rail stations, as well as Murrayfield Stadium, Princes Street and Ocean Terminal.
Tram information from the City of Edinburgh Council
We would advise that you visit www.firstscotrail.com for further information on train times, fares and destinations prior to your departure. (Route : Edinburgh – Aberdeen/Dyce stops at Dundee).
For passengers driving, using satellite navigation, the airport postcode is EH12 9DN.
Getting to Dundee from GlasgowGlasgow Airport is about 20 minutes from the city centre and just two minutes from the nearest town, Paisley. You can get a train to Dundee by either :
- hopping on one of two buses available from the terminal forecourt, the Glasgow Shuttle (Service 500) from Bus Stop 1 or the Airlink City Service (Service 747). Climb off at Glasgow’s Queen Street Station to board a train to Dundee. Buses run every 10 – 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at weekends (Airlink City Service), with a journey time of approximately 25 minutes to Queen Street Station (journey time with Service 747 is approx 48 minutes to Buchanan Bus Station). Ticket costs approx £4-£4.50 for a single, £5-£6.50 for an adult same day return and *£5-£7.00 for an open adult return, depending on bus provider (*restrictions apply).
All buses are low-floor for easy accessibility and have luggage racks. Free WiFi access is also provided on Glasgow Shuttle buses to help you make the most of your journey time.
- take a taxi from the airport to Glasgow city centre/Queen Street Station, cost is approximately £20- £22 (as regulated by Renfrewshire Council), depending on traffic. Prices for longer journeys may be negotiated with the driver. The taxi rank is at the front of the terminal building, a short walk from UK Arrivals. Taxi drivers are obliged to meter the entire journey and publish their scale of charges.
We would advise that you visit www.firstscotrail.com for further information on train times, fares and destinations prior to your departure. (Route : Glasgow – Aberdeen/Dyce stops at Dundee).
For passengers driving, using satellite navigation, the airport postcode is PA3 2SW.
Getting to Dundee from AberdeenAberdeen airport is 7 miles north-west of the city centre on the A96 near Dyce. You can get a train to Dundee by either :
- hopping on one of two buses that operate between the airport and the city centre;
First Aberdeen +44 (0)1224 650 065 and Stagecoach Bluebird +44 (0)1224 212 266. Climb off at the city centre bus station which is opposite the mainline railway station in Guild Street, Aberdeen to board a train to Dundee. A bus journey to the centre of Aberdeen takes about 30 minutes in average traffic, longer at peak times. Exact fare is required on all First Aberdeen buses.
If you are arriving on a late flight, please check the details of the last available bus, especially at the weekends when they are less frequent.
- take a taxi from the airport, ComCab +44 (0)1224 353 535 operates a service from the terminal forecourt at Aberdeen Airport. Turn left for the taxi rank where a taxi marshaller will assist you in getting on your way as soon as possible. Pre-booked Comcab taxis are arranged by the Comcab booking office accessed by turning right from the main entrance. All taxi fares are metered. Many vehicles are fitted with Chip & PIN payment terminals (a transaction charge applies). In light traffic, a journey to the city centre takes about 25 minutes and costs approximately £15 to the city centre, while a journey to the nearest railway station, Dyce, costs £6-£7 and takes 5-10 minutes. Fares and journey times will be greater when traffic is heavy. Please refer to the Approximate Charges board within the taxi shelter for more information. Wheelchair accessible cars are also available, though need to be booked in advance by phone or email email@example.com
The nearest rail station to the airport is Dyce, which is about two miles from the terminal and easily reached by bus or taxi. We would advise that you visit www.firstscotrail.com for further information on train times, fares and destinations prior to your departure. (Route : Dyce/Aberdeen – Edinburgh stops at Dundee).
For passengers driving, using satellite navigation, the airport postcode is AB21 7DU.
Travel by Air
The city of Dundee is easily accessible from several area airports. For travel directions please visit http://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk/delegates-travel-air.cfm.
Travel by Rail
Travellers by rail will arrive in Dundee's city centre, served by the picturesque East Coast line from London. The overnight sleeper service is popular with the business traveller as it arrives in Dundee in good time for a full day's work. The main line continues from Dundee to Aberdeen and there are stops at Carnoustie, Arbroath and Montrose in Angus. Local commuter trains run regularly from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Perth.
Dundee is on the East Coast Main Line, served by Scotrail, Virgin and National Express train operators, with connections to London within a 6 hour journey.
More information on: http://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk/delegates-travel-rail.cfm
Travel by Road
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