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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

0870 608 2608


P & O – Larne to Cairnryan
0870 24 24 777

Stena Line – Belfast to Cairnryan
08705 70 70 70


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


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.

0870 606 2031


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

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