Galloway is easily accessed from the A75 Euroroute which runs between Carlisle and Stranraer and links directly with the M74. On the A75, it only takes around 1 hour from Carlisle to reach the River Urr whilst a further 50 mins drive will take you over the other Galloway rivers to the furthest west of the rivers, the River Luce.
AA route planner: www.theaa.com
RAC route planner: www.rac.co.uk
By air and rail
If travelling by air, the nearest airports are Prestwick, Glasgow and
Edinburgh. All are between 1.5 to 2.5 hours drive from Galloway or from
Prestwick there is a rail service to Stranraer which will put you in the
west of the Galloway region.
The West Coast main line passes through Dumfries to the east of Galloway
whilst there is also a rail service from Ayr to Stranraer on the west of the
Bus services run between Stranraer and Dumfries - further details are
available from www.travelinescotland.com
. However, for easy access
to some parts of the river you may be better with a car.