Getting Here

Getting to the Southern Upland Way by car train or bus in the South of Scotland is easier than people expect.

This section provides the main stations, motorways, train lines and airports that can be reached from most of the major UK and European Cities. Shorter walks can be planned for day or weekend visitors and all 214 miles can be planned here

Information for local train and bus times can vary so please use the contact numbers in this section to check for up to date times. Information on all public transport can be obtained from Traveline, 0871 200 2233.

By Road

The South of Scotland is easily accessable by road and the route starts and finishes near to main roads.

Coach services are availiable from;
City link
Tel: 08705 505050
National express
Tel: 08705 808080

Information on local bus services can be found at;

Dumfries and Galloway:
Tel: 030 33 33 3000

By Rail

There are stations at Stranraer, 5 miles from Portpatrick at the start of the route and Dunbar, 6 miles from Cockburnspath at the end of the route.

There are 2 stations on the route itself, one is at Sanquhar and the other at Tweedbank. These can be used either to split the route or as a starting point for many short walks.

Rail information and booking can be obtained from National Rail Enquiries,
Tel: 08457 484950


By Sea

Regular sailings from Northern Ireland, Larne to Cairnryan and Belfast to Stranraer.
Port of Larne:
Tel: 028 2887 2100
Stena Line:

Regular sailings from Europe to Rosyth, Newcastle and Hull.
Superfast Ferries:

By Air

BAA airports

Edinburgh Airport
Tel: 0870 040 0007

Newcastle Airport
Tel: 0871 882 1121

Glasgow Airport
Tel: 0870 040 0008

Prestwick Airport(Glasgow South)
Tel: 0871 223 0700