Plan Your Visit
Travelling from afar to be here for Foyle Film Festival? Derry~Londonderry has many award winning hotels, or delightfully cosy B&Bs. Whether you choose to stay in the bustling city, or the rural countryside - a warm welcome awaits.
Discover Northern Ireland has a long list of excellent options, check them out and book your stay.
Located in the stunning North West of Ireland, this charming city is accessible by air, sea, rail, bus and road.
Crossing by Air
Northern Ireland is served by flights into City of Derry Airport, Belfast International Airport and Belfast City Airport. Scheduled air services operate from nearly all major UK airports and there are many direct flights from major European cities.
The city’s airport is serviced by two airlines: Ryanair and BMI Regional. Direct access to the city airport is available from the following major airports: London Stansted, Liverpool, Glasgow International and Majorca.
Airport Shuttle Service
Local multi-award winning public transport provider ‘Airporter’ provide a daily shuttle service between Derry and Belfast International and Belfast City Airports. Airporter’s fleet of custom designed Mercedes vehicles provide the ultimate in customer comfort and convenience. Booking is highly advised on this popular service and you can contact them direct on 02871 269996 or book online at www.airporter.co.uk.
Crossing by Ferry
Coast-to-coast from Scotland to Northern Ireland in an hour!
Northern Ireland has first-class ferry connections with Scotland, England and the Isle of Man bringing both foot passengers, cars and other vehicles into the area through two ferry ports, Belfast and Larne. There is also ferry service available from Wales via Dublin’s two ports, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire.
New, high-speed vessels, enhanced on-board amenities, entertainment and shopping, together with lower prices*, make the car ferry a very attractive way to go.
Cross Border Services – By Road/Rail
There are also good cross-border bus and rail links from the Irish Republic.
Bus: Ulsterbus work in co-operation with Bus Eireann and will have current bus schedules and prices.
Rail: NI Railways work in co-operation with Iarnród Éireann as part of the Enterprise service between Dublin and Belfast.
When you arrive | Getting Around
Making your way around Northern Ireland using public transport couldn’t be easier.
Translink operates the Ulsterbus, and NI Railways integrated public transport system – you can reach every corner of every county in a couple of hours.
For timetable information: www.translink.co.uk.
When you’re in the city Taxis are a relatively cheap means of getting around. City Cabs Derry can be booked online or via their app for both iPhone and Android available in the App Store or Google Play.