Hire a car and discover everything Dundee has to offer with the flexibility to choose when, where and how you want to do it. Car hire in Dundee gives you the option to explore the areas surrounding the city while you’re there. Sites like Powrie Castle and Broughty Ferry beach are only a short drive away. You can even take the time to travel further afield. Edinburgh and Aberdeen are reachable in approximately 1h 30min and you get to take in the unforgettable Scottish countryside on the way.
There are multiple car hire firms located in and around the centre of Dundee. Arnold Clark, Enterprise and Hertz all house an extensive collection of quality vehicles to choose from and you’ll be on the road in no time. If you’re coming from Dundee airport, companies can provide a shuttle service to their site in the city. This takes around 15min and you can pick up your Dundee car hire from there.
Dundee is a relatively small town with roads that can be narrow and a little tricky to navigate. There is the option to add a sat nav to your booking to help guide you through the one-way systems and avoid the central pedestrian zone. That being said, roads in Dundee are generally quieter than larger cities like Glasgow or Edinburgh. Being a coastal city, the wind can be strong (especially on the Tay Road Bridge) and the weather unpredictable, which is something to bear in mind when choosing your car hire in Dundee.
Thankfully, Dundee boasts some of the fastest moving traffic in the UK during rush hour, yet you still may want to avoid Kingsway during peak periods of 8:00–9:00 and 17:00–18:00. The winter season is usually cold and often brings ice and heavy snow to the roads around Dundee. Outside the city centre and up in the highlands can be particularly hazardous thanks to steep hills and irregular use.
25% of our users found rental cars in Dundee for $63 or less
Book your rental car in Dundee at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Compact rental cars in Dundee are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Dundee
If you plan on driving in and around the city, a compact economy vehicle will suit the narrow streets and city traffic while being lighter on fuel. For adventures further afield with the family in tow, a sturdy 4x4 could be better for comfort and safety, especially in wet weather and snow. On business trips, opt for a sleek saloon.
Certain areas in Dundee, such as The Glens and Douglas, are strict 20mph zones, so watch out for signs when you’re driving in the centre to avoid an unwelcome fine. You’ll more than likely head down Kingsway at some point during your visit, which has a 40mph limit and speed cameras to watch out for. The national limit on motorways and dual carriageways is 70mph, although you’ll have to keep an eye out for average speed checks, which are common throughout Scotland.
The centre of Dundee is home to plenty of multi-storey car parks, including Discovery Quay Car Park next to the V&A museum and Nethergate opposite the train station. There are around 530 on-street parking spots and charging hours are from 8:00–20:00, Monday to Sunday, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a spot no matter when you’re visiting. The cost varies between locations, but you can expect to pay around £3 per hour in the city centre.
On average a rental car in Dundee costs $78 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Dundee found in the last 2 weeks is $33.
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Dundee. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Dundee is $6.92 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $83 and $111, depending on the car size.
Compact (Vauxhall Astra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Dundee.
The only car rental company onsite at Dundee airport is Arnold Clark.
The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Dundee airport to off-airport locations is Arnold Clark.
A Compact car rental in Dundee costs $50 per day, on average.
A Premium car rental in Dundee costs $62 per day, on average.
An Economy car rental in Dundee costs $64 per day, on average.
In Dundee, cars are most frequently rented at Arnold Clark Wakefield Road, Dundee DD1 3HB (1 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Dundee costs $549 per week ($78 per day).
On average a rental car in Dundee costs $2,353 per month ($78 per day).
Most car rental providers in Dundee offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Dundee, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 9 car rental agencies in Dundee.
Some car rental companies in Dundee which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise and Avis
Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).
KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Dundee so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
Convenient location, friendly and helpful staff. The car was also in great shape and clean. All in all, and excellent experience.
I booked the car through your site weeks ago. When I got there after traveling all day, they had no cars! The agent said that Kayak does not communicate with them regarding availability. This is unconscionable. My family and I were stranded in the middle of the City with all of our luggage. You will be hearing more. Fix your business model for goodness sake otherwise you will fail. This behavior is appalling. Kayak again? Hell no!