Getting to Carnoustie Country


Carnoustie Country is located within easy reach of the airports and railway stations of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. The nearest airport, however, is found in Dundee – just 15 minutes from the first tee at Carnoustie. What’s more, it benefits from daily flights to and from London Stansted and warmly accepts private charters.

Excellent road networks mean Carnoustie Country is easily reachable along the A92 from both the north and the south of Scotland and beyond. If you would rather put your feet up, bus and rail links are ready to take the strain.

Carnoustie Country is the ideal base from which to explore Scotland’s stunning east coast and the bustling bars, prized restaurants and incredible beaches that can be found along this remarkable stretch.

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By Road

It is anticipated that given the high number of spectators attending The 147th Open at Carnoustie, the surrounding road network will be busy. To ensure the best possible flow of traffic, the local roads authorities and police are urging all motorists to use the designated traffic routes, which will be clearly signed by The AA. Spectators are advised to turn off their satellite navigation systems and follow the appropriate signage. Please note that there is no parking available at the course. All public parking will be located at park and ride facilities. Please follow the signs for Public Parking.

From the North East : Follow the A92 from Aberdeen to Dundee Road. Continue south on the A92 from Arbroath and and on approaching the Carnoustie area follow the signs for Public Parking.

From the North: Follow the A9 to Perth. on approach to Perth follow the signs for M90 / A90 Dundee. Follow the A90 to Dundee. Continue on the A90 Kingsway, Dundee, onto the A972 Kingsway East, Dundee. Follow the signs for A92 Carnoustie / Arbroath. Continue east on the A92 Dundee to Arbroath Road and on approaching the Carnoustie area follow the signs for Public Parking.

From the South and West : From the M90 (Edinburgh) or A9 (Glasgow / Stirling) on approach to Perth follow the signs for M90 / A90 Dundee. Follow the A90 to Dundee. Continue on the A90 Kingsway, Dundee, onto the A972 Kingsway East, Dundee. Follow the signs for A92 Carnoustie / Arbroath. Continue east on the A92 Dundee to Arbroath Road and on approach to Carnoustie area follow the signs for Public Parking.

From the South (Fife) : Follow the signs for A92 Tay Road Bridge. On crossing the A92 Tay Road Bridge into Dundee follow the signs for A92 Aberdeen / Arbroath. Continue through Dundee on the A92 East Dock Street, Greendykes Road and Arbroath Road. Follow the signs for A92 Arbroath. Continue east on the A92 Dundee to Arbroath Road and on approach to Carnoustie area follow the signs for Public Parking.

By Bus

Links to local services that serve Carnoustie will be available here in due course.

By Rail

Carnoustie station is just a short walk from The 147th Open venue. Scotrail will be providing an enhanced service for The Open and further details will become available here and on Scotrail.co.uk. Regular hourly rail services from Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street will stop at Carnoustie station. Details below correct as of 13/02/18.

First train to Carnoustie:
from Edinburgh Waverley – 05.30 (from 1 hour 33 minutes)
from Aberdeen – 05.46 (from 59 minutes)
from Glasgow Queen Street – 05.56 (from 1 hour 29 minutes)

Last train from Carnoustie:
to Edinburgh Waverley – 21.07
to Aberdeen – 23.20
to Glasgow Queen Street – 21.07

By Air

Airports and Private Flights

Dundee Airport

Dundee Airport is the closest airport to Carnoustie Golf Links and is located approximately 14 miles (23 km) from the course. It can accept the arrival and departure of private jets. Please contact Dundee Airport (http://www.hial.co.uk/dundee-airport/ or +44 (0)1382 662200 or email InfoDundee@hial.co.uk for further information. READ: Dundee Airport Conditions of use.

Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, provides direct flights to Dundee Airport from London Stansted, including 20kg luggage allowance, no additional credit card fees and complimentary in-flight service. The airline also accommodates golf bags for £20 one-way. Bookings can be made at loganair.co.uk.

Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is located 63 miles (101 km) away from Carnoustie Golf Links and can also accept the arrival and departure of private jets. Please contact +44 (0)1313 1774471 or email edi@signatureflight.co.uk.

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is located 90 miles (145 km) away from Carnoustie Golf Links and can also accept the arrival and departure of private jets. Please contact +44 (0)1418 878348 or email gle@signatureflight.co.uk.

Leuchars Station

Leuchars Station is located approximately 20 miles (32 km) away from Carnoustie Golf Links and can accept the arrival of private jets. Please email ops@kohlerair.com.

Helicopters

Details of an official Helicopter Landing site will appear here in due course.

By Bike

A designated Bicycle park will be available for The 147th Open. Cyclists are encouraged to follow the cycle paths to Carnoustie. Further details to the exact location of the Bicycle parks will appear here in due course.

By Sea

Ferry services operate in and out of Newcastle (North Shields Terminal) and Hull. Carnoustie Golf Links can be reached by car in 3 hours from the ferry terminal in Newcastle and 6 hours from the ferry terminal in Hull. Alternatively, Dundee (port of Dundee) is also a popular destination for cruise ships and there are many harbours in Fife and Angus suitable for private yachts.

Using the Park & Ride

All public parking will be located at Park & Ride facilities, which transport motorists to and from the course on dedicated buses. Spectators are urged to use these facilities to minimise disruption to local traffic and ensure the fastest possible transfer to and from The 147th Open.

Sunday 15th July:
Opens: 8.15am     First Bus: 8.30am     Last Bus: 7.00pm

Monday 16th July – Wednesday 18th July:
Opens: 6.15am     First Bus: 6.45am     Last Bus: 8.00pm

Thursday 19th July – Friday 20th July:
Opens: 5.30am     First Bus: 5.45am     Last Bus: 10.00pm

Saturday 21st July – Sunday 22nd July:
Opens: 6.30am     First Bus: 6.45am     Last Bus: 9.00pm

Car and Motorbike Parking

Daily Public Car Parking, payable in advance or on arrival, will cost £10.00 from Sunday 15 to Tuesday 17 July and £15.00 from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 July. A limited number of Weekly Car Park passes are available at a cost of £60.00. Weekly passes are only available in advance from TheOpen.com or The Open Ticket Office (01334 460010). Motorbike parking is available at a cost of £5 per day. All public parking is located at Park and Ride facilities.

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