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By Plane -- Service to Derry Airport (www.cityofderryairport.com; 028/7181-0784) is provided by the budget airline Ryanair (www.ryanair.com; 0818/303030 in Ireland, 0871/246-0000 in the U.K.) from London Stanstead, Liverpool, and Glasgow, plus a limited service to and from Majorca in Spain.

By Train -- Northern Ireland Railways (www.translink.co.uk; 028/9066-6630) operates frequent trains from Belfast, which arrive at the Londonderry/Derry Station—known by everyone as Waterside Railway Station (028/7134-2228), on Duke Street, on the east side of the Foyle River. The journey takes about 2 hours. A free Linkline bus brings passengers from the train station to the city center.

By Bus -- The fastest bus between Belfast and Derry, the no. 212, operated by Ulsterbus (www.translink.co.uk; 028/9066-6630), takes just under 2 hours. Ulsterbus also has service from Portrush and Portstewart. From the Republic, Bus Éireann (www.buseireann.ie; 091/562000) offers a few buses a day from Galway (about 5 1/2 hours), Cork (between 7 and 9 hours) and Dublin (around 6 hours). Most of the long-distance routes involve changes.

 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.