Getting to Dundee

Scotland map

Sitting on the banks of the River Tay on the East Coast of Scotland, Dundee is easily reached by all transport networks.


Situated on the main East Coast railway line, Dundee is served by Scotrail, Cross Country, Caledonian Sleeper and Virgin Trains East Coast services. The train times and fares can be found using the service websites, or by checking National Rail. There are direct services to many cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Newcastle, York and London (including an overnight sleeper service). Travel time by train from Scotland’s other main cities is around 1 hour 20 mins, while travel from London is around 6 hours.

There is a taxi rank located outside the train station - alternatively the University campus/Conference location, and the 3 recommended hotels, are within a 10 minute walk.

The railway station is currently undergoing a £38 million redevelopment and access to the station is currently from Riverside Drive, directly opposite Discovery Point - the location of the RSS Discovery and the venue for the Conference Dinner.


Dundee has its own airport with twice daily flights to/from London Stanstead. These flights are operated by Loganair and are 1 hour 50 minutes long.  Alternatively there are daily flights from a wide range of worldwide cities to other Scottish airports including;  

Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen Airports- all around 1 hour 20 mins by train, 1 hour 30 mins by car or bus

Prestwick Airport - 3 hours by train (via Glasgow), 2 hours by car or 4 by bus


Dundee is well linked to the motorway network and the University campus is well signposted once in the city.

For those approaching from the South e.g. 

Edinburgh (M90), Glasgow (M80, A9), or from the North via the A9, it is best to approach Dundee following the A90 from Perth. Once on the outskirts of Dundee the city centre and main campus are well signposted.

 - Please note that some SatNavs do not currently recognise the new Queensferry Crossing over the Forth River when coming from Edinburgh and will divert via Kincardine Bridge. It is hoped that this will be rectified by November. Google Maps, AA Route Planner and viaMichelin all recognise the Queensferry Crossing.

For those approaching from the North using the A90, the easiest route to follow is, once in Dundee, continue on the A90 along Kingsway West and turn left onto the A85 (Riverside Ave.). The city centre and University campus are well signposted from here.


Dundee Bus Station is around a 15 minute walk to the main University Campus/Conference location. The main companies offering services to the Station are Scottish Citylink, Stagecoach, National Express and Megabus.  There are services from many of the major cities in the UK, including London and connecting services from the 4 main Scottish Airports.


Scotland can be reached by Ferry for our near neighbours in Ireland - both StenaLine and P&O run daily services into Cairnryan (around 80 miles Southwest of Glasgow). Alternatively our European neighbours can reach us by Ferry via Newcastle, Hull and Dover. These Ferries services are run by P&O or DFDS.


The conference will be held at.......

Dalhousie Building,

University of Dundee,

75 Old Hawkhill,






The following hotels are recommended for this conference.

4 star

The Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa ~£77pppn (quote Dundee University) NB/ 25-30 min walk from conference centre


3 star

Dundee central Travelodge.   ~£50pppn

The Holiday Inn ~£50pppn (quote Dundee University)

Best Western Queens  £50pn for a single, £70pppn for a double (quote Dundee University)