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.
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.
The HSS Ferry
If you are coming from Ireland, the best thing to do is to head for Larne or
Belfast. Take the ferry to either Stranraer or Cairnryan and you'll step or
drive ashore in Dumfries & Galloway. Stena Line operates between Belfast
and Stranraer. P&O Irish Sea Ferries run between Larne and Cairnryan. In
all, there are twenty crossings from Northern Ireland to Dumfries & Galloway