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Getting Around Derry

Derry is connected to Belfast by good roads as well as a railway line with regular services. Derry Airport can be found just outside Derry City, with limited services to Britain. Belfast is not far, with its ferry port and two airports. Larne ferryport in Antrim is also only a little over an hour away.

Bus Services to Derry

Ulsterbus provide daily services to Derry City and the county towns from Belfast and surrounding counties. Ulsterbus can be contacted at +44 (0)28 9033-3000 or at

Rail Services to Derry

N.I. Railways provide daily services from Belfast to county Derry serving Coleraine, Portrush, Castlerock and Derry City. There are also connections from the county to the services to Dublin. N.I. Railways can be contacted at +44 (0)28 9089-9411 or

Sea / Ferry Services

The nearest ferryports are at Larne and Belfast. Details on other Irish ferryports are available in our Ferry Guide.


Derry Regional Airport provides limited services to Ireland and Britain, and is located not far from Derry City. The nearest major airports are Belfast International Airport and Belfast City Airport. For information about other Irish airports, see our Airport Guide.

Driving Distances from Derry City

  Kilometres Miles
Athlone 209 130
Belfast 117 73
Cork 428 266
Donegal 69 43
Dublin 237 148
Dundalk 156 97
Galway 272 170
Kilkenny 335 209
Killarney 441 275
Limerick 328 204
Portlaoise 282 176
Roscommon 211 132
Rosslare Europort 397 247
Shannon Airport 351 219
Sligo 135 84
Waterford 383 238
Wexford 378 235
Wicklow 288 179

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