With a wide range of flights, ferry and bus services to choose from, enjoying the city’s year as UK City of Culture has never been easier.
Northern Ireland has three main airports: City of Derry Airport, Belfast International Airport and George Best City Airport. You can fly here in less than an hour with flights from most big UK cities, including: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, East Midland, Bristol, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. There are also direct flights from over twenty European cities and a number of North American locations.
Local firm Airporter provide a direct link bus service to and from all three Northern Ireland airports to Derry~Londonderry.
By Bus & Rail
Travelling to Derry~Londonderry by car takes around one and a half hours from Belfast and around three hours from Dublin.
Getting to Derry~Londonderry is easy with a half hourly Goldline 212 coach service from Belfast Europa Bus Centre. For travel from Dublin, the Goldline 274/Bus Eireann 33 coach service operates daily to Derry~Londonderry. Ulsterbus Foyle provides regular city services, whilst regional Ulsterbus services operate from towns such as Omagh, Strabane, Coleraine.
Enjoy spectacular views on ‘One of the World’s Great Railway Journeys’ between Coleraine and Derry~Londonderry. Download this handy leaflet to help you with your journey. Regular train services are available from Belfast. Visit the Translink website for timetables or call 028 90 66 66 30.
Translink will also provide bus and rail services to specific events during 2013. A number of additional late night return rail and coach services have been organised for BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend. Pre-booking is strongly advised – visit the Translink website for more information.
Northern Ireland is easily accessed by sea with crossings from both Scotland and England. Travel by state of the art superfast ferries with journey times from just 2 hours 15 minutes. Operators and travel times vary. Please check out Stena Line, P&O Irish Sea and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for travel options. Stena Line operate services to Dublin from Holyhead and Irish Ferries offers up to 12 daily crossings from Holyhead to Dublin.