County Tyrone business support

Transport and infrastructure in County Tyrone

When you are starting up or expanding a business, you may need to consider the transport options open to you. You will also need to think about telecommunications, for instance broadband internet.

County Tyrone is an inland rural county, and good bus services operate between the main towns and cities.

Road transport
The M1 motorway links County Tyrone with Belfast. It takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to drive from Omagh to Belfast.

There are regular direct bus services from Omagh, Dungannon, Cookstown and Strabane to Belfast. The service between Omagh and Belfast takes just under 2 hours - see Translink's Ulsterbus services.

Air transport
The nearest airports are in Belfast and Derry City. George Best Belfast City Airport has flights to Europe, UK cities, the Isle of Man and Cork - see George Best Belfast City Airport flight information.

Belfast International Airport has flights to Europe, North America and Canada. Paris is 1 hour 40 minutes away, London about 1 hour and Rome about 3 hours. There is also a daily direct service to New York - see Belfast International Airport flight information.

City of Derry airport runs regular flights to London Stansted, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands and Glasgow airports - see City of Derry Airport flight information.

Bus Eireann runs a regular bus service to Dublin Airport from Strabane and Omagh - see Bus Eireann Dublin Airport bus service.

Sea transport
Tyrone is within easy reach of the ports at Belfast, Larne, Warrenpoint and Londonderry. Belfast runs sailings to ports including Liverpool and Stranraer - find out about Port of Belfast sea routes.

From Larne you can sail to Fleetwood in England, and Troon and Cairnryan in Scotland - find out about Port of Larne sea routes.