Getting to Angus is easy, thanks to the many travel options available. You can reach Angus by car, coach, train and air. Making your way around once you arrive is straightforward too. Whether you’re using your own car, hiring a car or even hiring an electric bike, it’s easy to access and enjoy the area’s many attractions.
Travelling to Angus by car
The A90 and A92 run through Angus, providing easy access to the Scottish motorway network and the rest of the UK. Angus is around two hours from Edinburgh in the south on the A90 trunk road and an hour from Aberdeen in the north on the A92.
From Glasgow and other locations along the central belt of Scotland, follow signs for Perth, Dundee or the Tay Road Bridge, and then travel onward on the A90 and A92 to reach Angus.
Travelling around Angus by car
Once in Angus, you’ll find it easy to find your way around by car, thanks to the efficient road network and clear signage in the area.
However, sat navs and travel apps can occasionally lack precision, especially when travelling to some of the hidden gems in the Angus countryside. Double-check the exact location of your destination before you travel to avoid getting lost or stuck in a narrow lane.
Travelling by electric car
You can plug in and go green using the electric car charging points available throughout Angus. View a map of electric charging points in Angus.
Download the Visit Angus app for convenient access to an interactive map of electric charging points on your iOS or Android phone. The app also provides a comprehensive guide to the best attractions, experiences, and food and drink available in Angus.
Planning your car journey
For tips on how to save fuel and plan ahead for your journey to see how much you spend on petrol and diesel, you can use the GoCompare fuel price calculator.
Travelling to Angus by train
Angus benefits from access to the main rail line that connects London to Aberdeen. Trains stop regularly at four Angus towns along the coast; Monifieth, Carnoustie, Arbroath and Montrose.
Planning your train journey
Travelling to Angus by bus or coach
You can travel to Angus by coach using the Megabus service that connects the area to major towns and cities across Scotland and the UK. This is typically the most cost-effective and stress-free way to travel. Book a journey by Megabus.
Travelling around Angus is also easy, thanks to the reliable local bus services. Many of the buses in the area are electric, low emission vehicles. Find an Angus bus timetable.
Planning your bus or coach journey
You can plan your bus or coach journey using Traveline Scotland’s journey planner.
Travelling to Angus by air
You can reach Angus by flying to one of the four nearby city airports. Then either hire a car or use one of the local tour operators listed below to reach your final destination in Angus.
The journey times stated below will vary depending on your exact destination within Angus and should be used as a rough guide only.
At around 20 minutes by car or coach, Dundee Airport is the closest airport to Angus. Use this airport to travel from London City and Belfast City airports.
Edinburgh Airport is around 1 hour 30 minutes from Angus by car or coach and around 2 hours by train. Use this airport to travel from a wide range of locations across the UK and beyond.
Aberdeen International Airport
Aberdeen International Airport is around 1 hour from Angus by car or coach and around 1 hour 30 minutes by train. Use this airport to travel from 40 locations across the UK and Ireland, including Dublin, Belfast, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, and Southampton.
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport is around 2 hours 15 minutes from Angus by car or coach and around 3 hours by train. You can use this airport to travel from locations across Europe.
Several tour operators provide shuttle buses from airports in Scotland to Angus:
- Tay Country Travel
A bespoke tour operator providing comfortable 8 and 16 seater airport shuttle buses and day tours around Angus
- Short’s Travel
Short’s Travel provide an airport transfer service into Angus from all major Scottish airports
- Abertay Travel
Carnoustie-based Abertay Travel provide airport transfers into Angus from major Scottish airports
Hiring a bike in Angus
You can hire a pedal or electric bike in Angus from the suppliers below:
Dundee and Angus Cycle Hub
With branches in Arbroath and Dundee, this Community Interest Company (CIC) is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to supporting cycling and active travel. Hire a bicycle or electric bike from their comprehensive fleet.
Lintrathen Cycles is based in a small rural village at the foot of the Angus Glens. You can reserve a mountain bike or an electric bike when they reopen in March 2022 and then explore beautiful Lintrathen Loch and Nature Reserve and beyond.