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Active Travel

Getting Around Dundee

Get active out and about in Dundee city.  A compact city bursting with places of interest, history, and things to see, it is so easy to get around.   

Travel to your favourite spot, whether you hop on one of the Green Buses (map), or discover somewhere new and enjoy the scenery and landscape of the city, we have more parkland per head than any other city in the UK.  Check out Dundee’s Nature Prescription and explore the outdoors all year round.

Dundee’s active travel routes in and around the city have been developed over the last few years with a key objective to encourage active travel through walking, cycling and public transport, and deploy sustainable alternatives to decarbonise transport.

The Active Travel Hub and Urban Beach will be set in a new civic space immediately adjacent to the V&A Dundee.  This hub will be a focal point for walking and cycling in the city.  Dundee is also part of the National Cycle Network routes on the East of Scotland (Route 1) where you can enjoy the beautiful east coast scenery.

Broughty Ferry to Monifieth Active Travel will provide the city’s first fully segregated cycle lanes along the Esplanade as well as wide paths through the green space at Castle Green and Balmossie Park.  This will extend the superb riverside path that will run the full length of Broughty Ferry and connect all of the city’s waterfront through Dundee Port, city centre and along Riverside.

The Green Circular alone stretches over 25 miles.  It links major parks to many places of interest through the city from the country park at Camperdown, to the water front at Broughty Ferry to the city centre.

Embark Dundee e-bike sharing is an electric bike hire scheme with over 150 bikes, and is easy and quick to sign up.  Click here for list of bike stations.

Other cycle providers include:-

Electric Bikes Scotland – cycle hire and trailers

Spokes Cycles

Dundee’s renaissance has sparked a boom in specialist tours, trails and interesting walks exploring the city’s history and environment.  Most of the tours are on foot, taking advantage of Dundee’s “walkable city” geography.

Check out Dundee’s Nature Prescription and explore the outdoors all year round.

Travel around Dundee on the low emission fleet (operated by Xplore Dundee  –  Good to Go).  There are 23 buses known as ‘Emeralds’ with modern features such as next stop announcements, complimentary WiFi, USB charging points, leather seats and extra legroom.

A full range of flexible mTickets can be bought in advance on the integrated app or website.  Passengers can also find their way with enhanced journey planning tools, service updates, and bus location tracking.

Explore the city using the Green Bus Map

Dundee City Council has a fleet with over 100 Electric Vehicles, being the largest of any UK local authority.   Dundee was also named the most visionary electric vehicle city in the UK in 2018.

Throughout the city from car parks, on-street and pop ups there are 498 electric vehicle charging points.  Read more…   Of which there are currently 3 city centre multi-storey car parks each with 20 charging points, with a further 3 EV hubs planned.

 Should you wish to use a car whilst visiting there is the Co-wheels Car Club.

If you want to use a taxi, then Dundee has 24% of the city’s taxi fleet are electric.  For list of taxi companies click on

Getting to & from Dundee

Ember offers an electric coach service, which runs from Edinburgh to Dundee (coach point at Dundee Science Centre), with stops in Perth and Inchture.  They have 2 bike spaces that can be reserved online for free at the same time as buying a ticket

For air, rail, and other transport click here .

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