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There are great rail and bus links in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Translink is the brand name of the integrated public transport operation of Metro, Foyle Metro, Ulsterbus, Goldline and NI Railways. The organisation is one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers with almost 3,800 employees. Around 80 million passenger journeys are made on Translink services each year. Click here for directions.
The Airporter also provides a direct coach service connecting Derry/Londonderry with the two Belfast Airports. The award winning service can be booked online and offers on board free WiFi across its fleet of luxury coaches. In addition to scheduled services to the Belfast airports, Airporter offers private hire options for groups of all sizes.
Direct express service between Dublin City and airport to Derry City and onwards to County Donegal.
Many visitors from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland choose to travel to Derry by car. It is important to note that the M50 is a tolled road which uses barrier free electronic camera technology instead of toll booths to collect the tolls. This ensures quicker, more fuel efficient journey.
The barrier free tolling point is located between Junction 6 (Blanchardstown) and Junction 7 (Lucan) on the M50. Road users can not pay with cash at the toll and must pay the M50 toll up to two weeks in advance or by 8pm next day deadline online.
You can also make one off payment at one of the numerous Payzone retail outlets dotted across the Republic of Ireland.
For more information, visit the E-Flow website at www.e-flow.ie.
The island of Ireland is relatively small and access to any of the key airports through scheduled services to Belfast International Airport, Belfast City Airport or Dublin Airport will ensure you are not too far from the historic Walled City. Airporter offers a full direct service coach from Belfast International (90mins) and Belfast City Airport (120mins) to the Walled City.
The City of Derry Airport is ideally located in the Walled City where the Wild Atlantic Way meets the Causeway Coastal Route. The city’s airport is serviced by BMI Regional (London Stansted) Ryanair (Glasgow, Edinburgh (October 2018) & Liverpool) and Loganair (Glasgow Oct 2018).
Belfast International Airport flies to and from over 70 destinations between the UK, Europe and Beyond.
Regular, scheduled ferry services operate between Northern Ireland and Great Britain (Stranraer & Cairnryan in Scotland and Liverpool in England) bringing both foot passengers, cars and other vehicles into the area through two ferry ports, Belfast and Larne. There is also ferry service available from Wales via Dublin's two ports, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire. Irish Ferries operate from Dublin Port to Holyhead, Wales and Stena Line's HSS (High Speed Sea Service) operates from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire.
Rathlin Island Ferry Ltd offers islanders, locals and tourists a friendly value for money ferry service from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island on the Causeway Coast and Glens route. A world away for a day!
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