How to Find Us and Park at Ninewells

Ninewells Hospital is situated on the western outskirts of Dundee. The main gate is on Ninewells Avenue which runs between Perth Road and Glamis Road.

Parking at Ninewells

If you come to Ninewells by car you should enter by the main gate on Ninewells Avenue. The route to the Main Entrance is clearly signposted. Car parking facilities are used to their full extent daily by out-patients, visitors and staff. You are, therefore, requested not to leave your car in any of the car parks overnight during your stay unless with prior agreement with the car park office, located in the multi storey car park. NHS Tayside cannot accept responsibility for loss of or damage to your vehicle.

For drivers using SAT NAV systems the post code locator to use is DD2 1UB  (please note this is for SAT NAV use only and NOT for postal purposes).

There are 5 setting down/collection spaces adjacent to the Main Entrance, (Car Park 7) but cars cannot be parked there.  In addition to this there are also 5 short terms (15 minutes spaces). The main Disabled parking area is located in Car Park 7 at the main entrance to the hospital with a total of 70 spaces available. This includes 3 spaces at the west end of Car Park 7 for Parent and Child use. These spaces are operated on a “pay & display” basis with a 4 hour limit. However, if you are delayed beyond the 4 hour period due to a clinical appointment/treatment then no penalty will be applied. Please note: disabled parking spaces require display of the official blue badge and payment applies to these spaces also.

If you require close access to the hospital for a patient who requires assistance (for either arrival or departure) then you should use the admissions entrance on Level 6 James Arrot Drive which is clearly signposted on entering the hospital from either the East or West entrances. Please note this entrance should be used only where specific patient assistance is required.

There is a charge for all parking on site. The tariff is clearly displayed as you enter the car park and is currently set at £2.20 (as at 1 November 2016). The Pay on Foot machines in the Long Term Stay car parks (1, 2, 9 and multi storey) give change for the tariff although they do not accept notes. The Pay & Display machines in Short Stay car parks (5 and 6) do not give change.

The main car parking reserved for patients and visitors is located in car parks 5, 6, East Block and A & E. These car parks also operate on the basis of a 4 hour limit to prevent all day parking and thereby allow regular turnover and availability of spaces. Patients/visitors to the main hospital should make for the Car Parks 5 and 6 (7 for disabled parking).

There is also a shuttle bus service available on weekdays from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. between Car Park 9, the multi storey car park and the Main Entrance. On request it also runs to and from the Tayside Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology Centre, East Block and Maternity/Childrens Hospital entrances.

In addition there is a mobility scooter service available for use free of charge for official disabled users and this service can be used by prior registration with the service operated by Indigo. Details of the mobility service can be obtained direct from Indigo on the number below.

The car parks are the responsibility of Indigo, Tel (01382) 643969.

How To Get There By Bike

Ninewells Hospital can be reached by bicycle from the Tay Road Bridge by using the cycle way running beside Riverside Drive and continuing via short stretches of residential street.  You can also plan your route from other parts of the city on quiet roads and off road routes by using the map:

Link to dundee travel info cycle map

or use the travel planners:

Cycle racks are provided close to the Hospitals Main Entrance and at number of locations on the hospital site. Users are required to provide their own lock.

How To Get There By Bus

There are regular bus services to the hospital from Dundee City Centre and the outlying areas. Details of these services and of connecting bus services from further afield can be obtained from Bus Companies. 

Bus Service x7 runs between Perth Royal Infirmary and Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, offering a direct connection between the two hospitals. 

For more information on the timetable please visit or see the Coastrider X7 timetable here.

Bus timetables are held at the Reception Desk inside the Main Entrance, Level 7. There are electronic travel information boards within the main concourse detailing the times of next buses to leave and arrive at Ninewells.

From the bus terminus there is a short walk under cover to the Main Entrance.