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Dundee Airport Guide

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Tiny Dundee Airport, set on the Firth of Tay coastline overlooking the Tay Rail Bridge, lies just less than two miles from Dundee’s city centre. Its main attraction is its closeness to the Gleneagles Hotel and St Andrew’s, home to the world-famous golf course, the Ryder Cup and other great golfing tournaments. Onward transportation is by taxi, National Express bus or with car hire in Dundee Airport, available at the airport on arrival and giving the best modes of transport across the region.

Who to Book With
Car rental at the airport is via Hertz, Europcar or Arnold Clark, with the latter offering a meet-and-greet service. Europcar’s desk is found near the Arrivals exit. Booking in advance at times of major golf tournaments is a sensible idea. Cars are picked up from the outdoor parking area adjacent to the terminal.

Need to Know Essentials

- Bring the below identification with you at vehicle collection:

- Your passport or a utility bill
- Your UK, EU or International Driving Permit
- The credit card used for the reservation
- Booking confirmation number

For more info read our FAQ's.

Unless you’re visiting in the depths of the often harsh Scottish winter, driving in and around Dundee is straightforward as the city is linked to the A90 fast road and the M90 motorway to Aberdeen and Perth, and the A92 to Arbroath, Montrose and Fife to the south. Local drivers are generally civilised, and self-drive here is an enjoyable experience. Motorway speed limits are 70mph and dual carriageway A-road limits are 65mph. Seatbelts, if fitted, must be worn by all occupants at all times, and a warning triangle must be carried. Petrol stations in built-up areas are easily found and accept card payment, although they may be sparse and only accept cash in rural areas. Dundee city centre is a pedestrian zone, surrounded by car parks along the inner ring road and 536 metered on-street parking spaces.

See our guide to the UK for more information on driving here.


Passengers arriving at Dundee Airport are just a few minutes from their Dundee hotel or the city centre by taxi, bus or self-drive as the airport lies on the A85 Riverside Road ring road. For those travelling onwards by rail, Dundee’s rail station on the East Coast Line is a short ride away and is served by three operators, ScotRail, CrossCountry and East Coast.

There is no rail link with Dundee at the airport, but Dundee’s railway station in the city features ScotRail, East Coast and CrossCountry links to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, among other Scottish locations. On-the-day off-peak fares to Edinburgh are around £20, while Glasgow fares are around £30, but discounts are available with advance booking.

The taxi rank here is just outside the Arrivals area, with several local taxi firms including TeleTaxis making the five-minute drive to the city centre. Booking in advance is essential as the airport only supports an average of two arriving flights a day.

Taxi prices:
Dundee Airport to Dundee city centre is about £3
Dundee Airport to St Andrew’s is about £30
Dundee Airport to Edinburgh is about £90
Dundee Airport to Aberdeen is about £20

National Express Dundee’s 8X service links the airport with the city centre in just a few minutes, leaving half-hourly, with the journey taking around 10 minutes and costing about £1.50. Buses are low-level, giving easy access for disabled passengers. Visitors should check with their hotel for a shuttle bus service.


Dundee Airport’s tiny terminal is charmingly old-fashioned and includes a control tower and offices. CityJet offers two flights daily from London City Airport in the capital’s Docklands financial district. The only other aircraft movement here is a seasonal charter to Jersey, operated by Blue Islands. Loganair flights from Belfast and Birmingham terminated in October 2012.

Short-stay parking spaces are found opposite the terminal on a pay-and-display basis for stays of less than two hours, charged at £1.50 per hour. The long-stay car park is located to the right of the terminal and charges from £3 for up to four hours to £30 for seven days. Pick ups can be made outside the Arrivals exit and disabled persons’ parking bays are available in both car parks.

Passengers are able to access a Wi-Fi internet service in the Departures lounge opposite the convenience store.

Information Services
An information desk is located in the building.

Useful Numbers
Service Centre: +44 138 266 2200

Assistance for disabled passengers is available on request either though your airline or by contacting the airport’s service centre. Amenities include designated parking bays close to the terminal, wheelchairs, help getting to and around the building, ramps and an ambulift, wheelchairs and specially adapted toilets.

Restaurants and Bars
In the Departure lounge, passengers will find vending machine offering snacks and drinks, as well as a mini-convenience store. The Fresh-Jet Café in the foyer sells homemade cakes and pastries, paninis, soups and filled rolls, and is licensed to offer wines and spirits.

VIP Lounges
There are no VIP lounges at Dundee Airport.

Money and ATMs
An ATM is located in the foyer.

The Fresh-Jet Café has a small range of gifts, souvenirs, magazines and newspapers.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
  • Language

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What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

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In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

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Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

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When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

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