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Home » About Our Region » Getting Here

Getting Here

There are many ways in which you can visit and explore our wonderful region. The region is conveniently accessible from many areas in the UK and there are great local connections to help you continue your journey elsewhere in the region.

Bus & Coach

If you wish to arrive to the region by bus, National Express runs services from various locations across the UK to towns in South West Scotland, such as Dumfries and Stranraer. There are also Stagecoach buses from Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, in addition to a Manchester service that goes to Carlisle.

National Express
www.nationalexpress.com

Stagecoach
0870 608 2608
www.stagecoachbus.com

Ferry

P & O – Larne to Cairnryan
0870 24 24 777
 www.ferries.co.uk/po_irish.html

Stena Line – Belfast to Stranraer
08705 70 70 70
www.stenaline.co.uk

Air

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is less than an hour’s drive from Dumfries & Galloway and flights arrive here from across the UK and further afield.

Rail

There are ScotRail services which travel direct to destinations including Dumfries, Gretna Green, Stranraer, Lockerbie and Annan. In addition, there are ScotRail trains to Carlisle and Lockerbie, where you can change to a local train or bus to continue your journey.

Scotrail
0870 606 2031
www.scotrail.co.uk

Road

When driving into South West Scotland from further south, the M6 will take you into the east of the region. If you are setting off from the north, drive towards Glasgow and then head to the M74, which also takes you into the east. Alternatively, you can take the A77 down the coast to head to the west.

RAC Route Planner
www.rac.co.uk

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