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How to Get Here – Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark

Nestled in the heart of Northern Ireland, this geologically rich and culturally diverse region offers a myriad of natural wonders waiting to be explored. To help you plan your journey and make the most of your visit, we’ve compiled comprehensive information on various transportation options.

By Air:

  • Belfast International Airport (BFS):
    • Located approximately 40 miles from the Geopark.
    • Offers a range of international and domestic flights.
    • From the airport, you can hire a taxi or use public transportation to reach the Geopark via Belfast city.
  • George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD):
    • Situated around 35 miles away.
    • Convenient for domestic flights and some international routes.
    • Taxis and public transport are available for onward travel to the Geopark via Belfast city.
  • Dublin Airport (DUB):
    • About 60 miles from the Geopark.
    • An option for those arriving from international destinations with direct flights to Dublin.
    • Public transportation and car hire services are available for the journey to the Geopark.

By Sea:

  • Belfast Ferry Terminals:
    • Stena Line and P&O Ferries operate services to Belfast from Cairnryan and Liverpool.
    • Both terminals are around 40 miles from the Geopark.
    • Taxis and public buses connect the terminals to the Geopark via Belfast city.
  • Ferry Terminals in the South of Ireland:
    • If you’re arriving from mainland Europe, consider ferry services from Rosslare Europort and Dublin Port.
    • Rosslare Europort: Situated about 180 miles from the Geopark, this port offers services to and from France and Wales.
    • Dublin Port: Approximately 90 miles away, this port connects to Holyhead in Wales and various European destinations.
    • Links to ferry operators: Irish Ferries and Stena Line.

By Bus and Train:

  • Bus Services:
    • Bus Éireann and Translink operate regular bus services connecting major towns to the Geopark.
    • Central hubs include Newry and Downpatrick.
    • Detailed route information and schedules are available on the respective websites.
  • Train Services:
    • Northern Ireland Railways provides train services to Newry from Belfast and Dublin
    • Efficient and scenic, the train journey offers a comfortable way to reach the Geopark.
    • Timetables and routes can be found on the Northern Ireland Railways website.

By Car:

  • Self-Drive:
    • If you prefer flexibility, renting a car is a great option.
    • The Geopark is well-connected by roads, and the journey offers picturesque landscapes.
    • GPS coordinates and detailed driving directions can be obtained from your accommodation or online maps and all our Geosites have coordinate links.

For real-time updates and additional assistance, feel free to contact the Geopark Visitor Center or check our dedicated tourism website for more information We can’t wait to welcome you to the Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark and share the wonders of this extraordinary destination with you!