Car hire Dundee: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Dundee

Dundee city centre
Dundee Airport (DND): 2 mi from city centre

Car hires in Dundee: practical information

Where to rent a car in Dundee

Some call it the middle of nowhere, but the locals know better. Dundee is way up in the north-eastern part of Scotland and has a history spanning 800 years. Overlooking the Firth of Tay, Dundee is the perfect place to base yourself in the highlands. Have you already booking tickets from London to Dundee? Then you should also do a car hire comparison in Dundee as well. After all having a rental car is the best way to explore the surroundings. Pick up a cheap car rental at Dundee Airport with Avis, Arnold Clark, Alamo or Europcar.

There are just as many car rental companies in Dundee as at the airport. Europecar and National are located beside each other on Gallatly Street. Sixt is a little further out of the city centre, near the Overgate Centre on Maketgait, next to Autorent Self Drive.

Driving in Dundee: parking and other tips

Car parks can be found throughout Dundee providing visitors and locals alike with 5000+ parking spaces and over 500 on-street spaces. On-street parking in the city centre will set you back £1.90/hour. If you park a little further out, on Perth Road or Barrack Street you can park for up to 4 hours for £2.90. All day parking is available at Dudhope Castle for £2.90. Car parks are the best bargain, especially if you need to park for extended periods of time. Expect to pay £2.90 for 4 hours, £5.80 for up to 10 hours.

Why not just make life easier by booking hotels in Dundee that offer their guests parking facilities? There are plenty located the city centre, just launch a search on and once your search results appear choose "Parking" from the list of amenities you'd like you hotel to have from the list on the left-hand side of the page.

Road trips from Dundee: what to do, what to see

Glens and Highlands

Dundee to the Highlands

Both the Glens and the Highlands are within easy reach from Dundee with a car hire. It's wild and it's certainly craggy but there's nothing not to love about the famous Scottish Highlands. Stop by Cairngorms National Park, tour Dunrobin Castle and the lovely Inverewe Gardens. Don't forget your tartan kilt and your trekking gear!

St. Andrews

Dundee to St. Andrews

St. Andrews has been the talk of tea time for some time lately, being the place where Prince William and the not Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton met during their university years studying Art History. It is the oldest university town in Scotland and is a charming sea-side spot to spend the day or even a few. It is a definite not-to-miss if you have the luxury of a Dundee rental car.


Dundee to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is just 1.5 hours drive south from Dundee, very easily reached for an overnight stay while on holidays in Dundee. There is a ton of great attractions to see and do in the Scottish capital, everything from castles to festivals! Summer is the best time to visit but with peak season comes tourist crowds and peak season prices.

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