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There are great rail and bus links in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Translink operates the Ulsterbus, and NI Railways integrated public transport system throughout Northern Ireland - you can reach every corner of every County in a couple of hours. Ulsterbus work in co-operation with Bus Eireann. NI Railways work in co-operation with Iarnród Éireann as part of the Enterprise service between Dublin and Belfast. The flagship Enterprise train service operating between Dublin Connolly and Belfast Central connects to the city via the scenic coastal route from Coleraine on the North Coast.
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 served by flights into City of Derry Airport, Belfast International Airport, Belfast City Airport and Dublin Airport. Scheduled air services operate from nearly all major UK airports. There are many direct flights from major European cities. Major airlines operate scheduled services from the US and Canada to Belfast International Airport via UK and Republic of Ireland airports.
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.
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