The best ways to travel

Travel by Car

The main road within Dumfries and Galloway is the A75. Gatehouse is a 5 min drive from the A75 junction. On event day the eastern entrance to Gatehouse will be closed to traffic.

From Glasgow, Edinburgh or Newcastle, Gatehouse of Fleet is a scenic 2.5 – 3 hour drive.

From the South:
We are the first place in Scotland as you drive north, up the M6 and turn left just over the border. Follow signs for A75 and Dumfries and then Stranraer.

From the North:
Probably the fastest is via the A74 and then exit towards Dumfries on the A701. In Dumfries follow signs for A75 Stranraer.

From the East:
If you come from the Newcastle side, follow the A69 towards Carlisle / M6 Gretna Green. From Gretna Green take the A75 to Dumfries and Stranraer.

Travel by TRAIN

There are a number of options to get into Dumfries & Galloway by train.

Lockerbie Station:
Lockerbie is serviced by Transpennine Express trains running from Manchester and Manchester Airport (about 2 hours direct line)  to Glasgow (about one hour direct line) and Edinburgh (about one hour direct line).

Dumfries Station:
Dumfries has a fantastic link to Carlisle  – a regular service between Glasgow and Carlisle. Carlisle in turn is really well connected with the South (London Euston) and Newcastle.

To Stranraer:
Stranraer is serviced either by Glasgow (Scotrail) or Kilmarnock.

Travel by BUS

Services to Dumfries and Galloway:

From Glasgow: Stagecoach X75 Service from Glasgow to Dumfries Whitesands (allows bikes, see below)

From Edinburgh: Stagecoach service from Edinburgh to Dumfries, 101A, 101S – (unfortunately does not allow bikes)

There is also a very good coach link between Stranraer and Dumfries which stops at Gatehouse. Check it out here.

Travel by Air

International Airports are in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Manchester has a great Trans-Atlantic link via train to Galloway.

Travel by Ship

From Ireland:
The ferry port of Cairnryan in the west of Dumfires and Gallow is just over an hour from Gatehouse of Fleet. The regular ferries sail from and to Belfast and Larne in N. Ireland. Newcastle Upon Tyne
Serviced by: PO Ferries, Stenaline

From mainland Europe via Newcastle:
There are a number of ports further south to connect with most countries in Europe.
Serviced by: DFDS