Kirkcudbright is on the same bus route that serves Castle Douglas from Dumfries, with departures during the day about once per hour. The 40-minute ride from Dumfries is about £5 one-way; a day ticket is £6. For bus information, call tel. 08717/818-181 or the local tourist office.
If you're driving from Castle Douglas, continue southwest along A75 until you come to the junction with A711, which takes you into Kirkcudbright.
A tourist office is at Harbour Square (tel. 01557/330-494; www.kirkcudbright.co.uk). April 1 to June 29 and September 15 to October 26, it's open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4:30pm; June 30 to September 14, hours are Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
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.