By Lorraine Flood
Travel to Dundee, Angus and Perthshire with ease, with major road networks and public transport leading the way.
Dundee and Angus is served by an excellent network of roads and visitors have a choice of fast travel via motorway or dual carriageway links or the more relaxing tourist trails through Angus, Fife and Perthshire.
Dundee’s modern city centre station is served by the East Coast line from London, which continues from Dundee to Aberdeen. Railway station stops are provided at Carnoustie, Arbroath and Montrose and local commuter trains run regularly from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Perth. Details about national rail travel are available on the National Rail Enquiries website and, for rail travel within Scotland, on the ScotRail website.
Dundee is little more than an hour’s drive from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow airports, which all offer extensive services throughout Britain, Europe and beyond. If you are travelling by air, Dundee Airport is a few minutes drive from the city centre, and offers daily flights direct to London Stansted by Flybe. More information is available on Flybe’s website.
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.
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? For information about all public transport in Scotland, the best place to check for information and timetables is the Traveline site. It also provides helpful journey planners for all bus, rail, coach, air and ferry services in Scotland. You can also download their handy mobile app and the service is also open 24 hours by telephone on 0871 200 22 33.
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 Traveline site as well as on leaflets and departure boards throughout the area.
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.
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