Located in the stunning North West of Ireland, the charming city of Derry~Londonderry is very accessible by air, sea, rail, bus and road and renowned as one of the finest Walled cities in Europe, full of fascinating history and culture.
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 Loganair. Direct access to the city airport is available from the following major airports: London Stansted, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, the Algarve and Majorca.
Local award winning public transport provider ‘Airporter’ provide a daily shuttle service between Derry and Belfast International and Belfast City Airports.
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 foot passengers and vehicles in via 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.
For visiting boats, Derry~Londonderry is the ideal base from which to explore the North West of Ireland.
Foyle Port Marina provides the opportunity to discover the cultural heritage of Ireland’s only completely walled city, the delights of the North Antrim Coast and the Giant’s Causeway as well as the rugged beauty of the Inishowen Penninsula and Donegal.
By Bus / Train
Translink operate bus and rail services across Northern Ireland and the Enterprise train from Belfast to Dublin.
Translink work in co-operation with Bus Eireann for cross border bus services and Irish Rail for cross border Train Services
When you Arrive:
Making your way around Northern Ireland using public transport couldn’t be easier.
Translink operates the Ulsterbus, and NIRailways integrated public transport system – you can reach every corner of every County in a couple of hours.
Translink have an hourly train service from Belfast to Derry.
Additional Services - Late Night
Translink will provide extra late-night bus, coach and train services for spectators heading to the Foyle Maritime Festival.
Friday 22nd July –
- Late night train departure at 23.38hrs,
- Foyle Metro services at 23.30hrs and 00.15hrs,
- Midnight Goldliner 212 coach service to Belfast
- 23.30hrs bus service to Strabane.
Sunday 24th July
- Late evening train departure at 21.38hrs.
For full details including online train ticket purchase visit www.translink.co.uk/foylemaritime and follow @Translink_NI #FMF22 for all the latest travel updates.
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. Tel. 02871264466
Designated overnight parking for self- contained motorhomes with easy pedestrianised access to the festival.
Location – Fort George, BT48 7PT
Available Wednesday 20th – Monday 25th July
Cost £10 per night per van and must be booked online,
FREE Festival Car Parking is available at Fort George, BT48 7PT
This site has direct pedestrian access to the Festival and entry is via The Bay Road.
Accessible Parking – Strand Road Carpark
*Please note: spaces cannot be booked in advance.
Accessible Drop Off – Foyleview Apartments Carpark (access via Lesley Retail Park, Strand Road – behind Smyth’s Toy Store).