Guide

County Londonderry business support

Transport and infrastructure in County Londonderry

County Londonderry lies on the North coast of Northern Ireland. Transport links within the region and outside it can be crucial for your business.

The region has good transport links by road, rail and air. It also has good broadband access with Derry designated in 2005 as the location for the Broadband Flagship Project for Northern Ireland. Through this initiative, free wireless internet access is available in the city centre.

Road
The M2/A2 corridor connects Londonderry with Belfast. Typical journey times from Derry City are:

  • Belfast - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Magherafelt - 50 minutes
  • Coleraine - 40 minutes
  • Limavady - 25 minutes

Ulsterbus runs a bus service between all towns and villages in Northern Ireland.

Bus Eireann runs a main bus service between the Republic of Ireland and Londonderry. 

Air
City of Derry airport is just 8 miles from the city centre. It provides regular scheduled flights to Dublin, London Stansted, Liverpool, Bristol, East Midlands and Glasgow airports.

Rail
A regular rail service links Derry City, Castlerock and Coleraine to Belfast. Some typical journey times from Derry City are:

  • Coleraine - 50 minutes
  • Ballymena - 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Belfast - 2 hours

Find more information on timetables.