Derry is a thriving, historic city in the north west of Ireland, on the banks of the River Foyle and bordering the hills of Donegal. Museum of Free Derry is in the heart of the city’s Bogside, and with such great transport links, visitors from all over the world can easily find their way here.
Ulsterbus runs regular buses throughout the city and the north of Ireland. The bus terminal in Foyle Street is an 8-10 minute walk from the Museum of Free Derry. To view routes and timetables, visit www.translink.co.uk
On foot from Foyle Street Bus Station
From Derry’s bus station, you will arrive in Foyle Street. To your right, you’ll see the Guildhall and its historic clock-tower – walk towards and through Guildhall Square, going left when you reach Waterloo Place. Walk on towards William Street until you reach the roundabout. Turn left into Rossville Street. The Museum of Free Derry is the first turn to the right off Rossville Street, in Glenfada Park, about 100 yards from the roundabout.
There is a regular train service from Belfast to Derry. From Dublin, you need to travel to Belfast and change there for a Derry train. To view details of train services, visit www.translink.co.uk. Translink also offer a shuttle bus service between the railway station in the city’s Waterside and Foyle Street bus station. The museum is just a few minutes’ walk from the bus station or 25-30 minutes walk from the train station via the Craigavon Bridge.
City of Derry Airport
The City of Derry Airport is 7 miles from Museum of Free Derry. Routes include London Stansted, Glasgow International and Liverpool. For further details, visit www.cityofderryairport.com
Belfast International Airport is 65 miles from Derry. For more information on air routes, visit www.belfastairport.com.
George Best Belfast City airport is 75 miles from Derry. For details on their routes, visit www.belfastcityairport.com.A convenient way to get here is via the Airporter bus, which is based in Derry and services both Belfast airports. For more information, visit www.airporter.co.uk.
Dublin Airport is a three-hour drive from Derry and is serviced by flights from all major international cities. For further information, visit www.dublinairport.com.
Airport transfer options
Taxi transfer from city of Derry Airport - there is a taxi rank at the airport and transfer to Derry costs £12-£15.
Airporter also offers private transfers from the city to both Belfast International and Belfast City Airports. To view timetables or book, visit www.airporter.co.uk.
All of the major car rental companies have desks at the City of Derry Airport and at Dublin and Belfast.
Car parking options
Public parking is available in nearby William Street car park. City centre car parks are mostly within easy walking distance of the museum.