Getting Around

Making your way around Northern Ireland couldn’t be easier. You can bring your own car on the ferries or hire one from your point of entry. Roads are good and relatively uncrowded in this compact country, so cycling is a popular option, too.

The Ulsterbus and NI Railways integrated public transport system is operated by Translink. Trains and buses run regularly between Belfast – Coleraine – Derry, with connecting trains from Coleraine to Portrush. You can obtain timetable information and advice on the best connections by clicking or telephoning + 44 (0) 28 9066 6630. Check the Translink website for other offers, student discounts etc.

Taxis are an economical option for short journeys. There are taxi ranks in most towns, but telephoning a local firm is often more convenient. All trips are metered.

Travelling By Road

From the East
Leaving Belfast on M2 Northbound. Exit M2 at Junction 1 and follow A26 to Coleraine. A26 concludes at Lodge Road Roundabout from where directional signage for the main towns of the Coleraine Borough can be found.

From the West
The area can be accessed via the A2 Londonderry-Limavady road. From Limavady follow the A2 coastal route to Coleraine via Castlerock or the A37 mountain road to Coleraine.

From the South
Visitors travelling from the South of the Province should follow the main arterial A29 route via Armagh and Cookstown. Follow directional signage to Coleraine. Translink operates regular bus services throughout Northern Ireland and across the border.

You can learn more about driving on a foreign licence in Northern Ireland here

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