Seven trains per day make the run from Glasgow's Central Station, taking 1 3/4 hours. Tickets cost £12 one-way but only £13 to £20 round-trip, depending on time of departure. For 24-hour information, call tel. 8457/484-950.
Stagecoach buses depart from Glasgow (from Buchanan St. Station or Anderston Station); the trip is 2 hours and costs £7.60 one-way or £12 round-trip. Buses also run to Dumfries from Edinburgh's St. Andrew's Square. The prices are the same as from Glasgow, but the trip is 3 hours. For bus information, call tel. 01387/253-496.
If you're driving from Edinburgh, take A701 to Moffat, and then continue southwest to Dumfries. From Glasgow, take M74, which becomes A74 before it approaches Moffat. At Moffat, continue southwest along A701.
The tourist office is at 64 Whitesands (tel. 01387/245-550), a 2-minute walk from High Street and adjacent to the big parking lots. September to March, it's open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm; April to August, hours are Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm (July-Aug also Sun noon-4pm).
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.