Xplore Dundee is saying ‘chocks away’ to its brand new coach service between Dundee city centre and Edinburgh airport.
The Edinburgh Airport Xpress will begin operation on Sunday 9th June under the Xplore More banner, with prices starting at £18 for an adult return. The coach will be the first non-stop service from Dundee to the airport, delivering passengers straight to the terminal, ready for their flights.
Managing Director Christine McGlasson said: “We’re really excited to bring this brand new service to Dundee. There’s no other link to Edinburgh airport which will take you from the heart of the city straight to the terminal, with no stops or connections along the way.
“Buses will start running in the early hours of the morning until well after midnight to make sure holidaymakers get to the sun and business travellers can catch early morning flights.
“We hope visitors to Scotland will also find it a really useful and great value way to get to Dundee and discover what makes our city the new must-see destination. I’m certain this will enhance Dundee’s profile as one of Scotland’s key tourist hotspots, as well as offering something special to local people who travel for business or pleasure. ”
The Edinburgh Airport Xpress will run every 90 minutes, seven days a week, using luxury coaches to ensure comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage.
Customer response to the news has been extremely positive, with some calling it a ‘godsend’ and a ‘game-changer’. The operator’s been overwhelmed with queries about the brand new service and comments welcoming the new service, including:
- “So exciting. Looking forward to using it in the future and saving on parking fees. Brilliant.”
- “This will be a great service, good for Dundee and surrounding areas! Look forward to trying it out!”
- “Great news for Dundee. Well done!”
- “It makes me want to book a trip!”
Xplore More will begin taking bookings for the Edinburgh Airport Xpress next week, with special advanced booking discounts applying up until the launch date on Sunday 9th June. Customers are urged to move quickly – the first person to book their ticket from the Travel Centre on Monday 20th May will receive one seat free and there are some sweet treats for the following 15 customers too!
Timetables, fares and more information will be available at the Xplore More website – xploremore.co.uk – or by calling at the Travel Centre in Commercial Street.