Car hire at Dundee airport
The city of Dundee sits above Edinburgh and Glasgow, and it’s the fourth largest city in Scotland. Here are the best places to rent a car and drive to in Dundee!
This information is correct as of September 2015
Where to hire a car in Dundee airport
There is a Europcar office in the terminal building of Dundee Airport, and there’s an Arnold Clark Meet & Greet pick up service that runs from Dundee Airport to the city too. There isn’t a huge variety of cars to choose from, as Dundee is a small airport.
Petrol stations close to Dundee airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
The closest petrol station is just a few minutes drive away from the airport. Take the last exit on the roundabout when exiting the airport, onto the A85 onto Riverside Drive, and continue until you see the Tesco Service station.
Driving around Dundee airport
Dundee Airport is about 3km south west of the city of Dundee. You can enter the city via the A85, turning right as you leave the airport. You can also reach it if you happen to turn left instead, just use the A90 to reach the city and turn off at the exit for the city centre.
Dundee is connected to the rest of Scotland by a number of major roads, including the A90 and the A92. The A90 will lead you into Perth, the next biggest city, which is where you can find the M90. The M90 will lead you down to Edinburgh.
Popular destinations to drive to from Dundee airport
Dundee is in the north east of Scotland and it’s over 800 years old. It’s best known for the three J’s – jute, jam and journalism!
To reach the city, when exiting the airport, take the last exit on the roundabout turning onto the A85. Continue on the A85, straight past the train station until you can turn left onto the A991. At the next roundabout, take the last exit to drive into the city. If you need to reach the University of Dundee, take the first exit on the roundabout when entering Dundee.
Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and is popular with both domestic and international tourists. It’s a short drive from Dundee, which makes it great for a day trip. The Castle, the University and the Old Town are also in this area.
To reach Edinburgh, head north towards Riverside Drive on A85 taking a left when you exit Dundee. Turn left again and at the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A90, continuing for 33 miles towards Edinburgh. Follow the signs for Edinburgh on the A90 to head straight into the city.
There are plenty of petrol stations here, and there are so many places to park in the city centre too. However you’ll find it slightly more difficult to drive in Old Town as the roads become smaller. It’s also near impossible to find a parking spot around the time of the Fringe Festival in August.
Perth is the former capital of Scotland, perched on the banks of the River Tay. Perthshire is a region in the central east of Scotland, known for it’s amazing produce and great foodie scene.
Person is just a 30-minute drive from Dundee. Turn left onto the A85 and then continue on to A90 towards Perth & Kinross. Continue for 17 miles, then continue on to South Street.
The Cairngorms National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty in the north of Scotland.
It takes around two hours to reach the National Park. Exit onto Waterside Drive then turn left onto the A85. At the roundabout take first exit onto the A90. Follow the A89, taking the directions for the M90, and then follow the signs for Edinburg/Stirling/Glasgow and Inverness. Take the exit onto the A9, continuing onto the M90. Follow the A9 until you’re able to join the A95 toward Grantown-on-Spey.
There are plenty of different places to stay in the Cairngorms, but it is advisable to book ahead.