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Londonderry - Coleraine Railway


Londonderry - Coleraine Railway
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Northern Ireland | Duke Street, Derry, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7134 2228
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 20, 2016

This is one of the most amazing railway journeys anyone could expect to travel on whether they are boarding at Belfast, Derry or any of the stops in between. Threatened with closure less than twenty years ago this line was completely modernised in recent years...More

8  Thank John D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 3, 2015

Will try and keep this brief ..Train itself and journey is excellent .Journey fast and train very clean and tidy . Prices are quite good with day returns etc . Where it falls down for me is in two areas .Staff unfriendly and unhelpful .They...More

4  Thank Peter C
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

We were staying in Portrush and got train from there to Coleraine. Very little time allocated for change over to other train in coleraine and you have to cross over bridge or take lift. Sit on the right hand side of the train travelling from...More

Thank cumba68
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Out hotel was in Belfast so we did a daily pass - All transports were free within NI - It costs 18 GBP. With this pass we tool train from Colerine & went to Derry. The scenery is not possible to express in words. One...More

1  Thank Arnab_Erina
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I didn't think a train ride could be an attraction on its own right, but this stretch of railroad showed me it could. Lovely scenery all around - I felt like I wanted to jump off the train every minute to go and see things...More

Thank 3beatrixt
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Great trip, good carriage, fantastic scenery, the tunnel is under a folly made in the grounds of an old house, the surrounding area had to be reinforced to stop it falling into the sea.There is a bus to take you across to the city or...More

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We were staying in Bushmills and caught a local bus to Coleraine. From there we jumped on the train to Londonderry/Derry. We had read various articles and reviews about this train trip, including Michael Palin declaring it one of the most beautiful train trips in...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

If you are lucky to park at the station car park it’s free! Catch the train after 9.30am and the fare reduces by 1/3rd! The journey is very scenic with water on one side and green country side on the other. Our ticket inspector on...More

1  Thank jane53England
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic stretch of railway. Break up the journey and visit Downhill Beach & Downhill Estate

Thank Vietnam1988
Reviewed May 21, 2018

The track along the seaside is the highlight. The track also goes under the Mussenden Temple. On return trip sit on opposite side of carriage to see the view from a different perspective.

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed March 1, 2018

Decided to leave the car and take the train to Derry for our 2 day stay. It’s the best decision we could have made. The journey was relaxing and completely stress free. The scenery was stunning along the way. WiFi was free onboard. When we...More

Thank N_IrelandFranco
Reviewed October 28, 2017

The Derry to Coleraine and Belfast railway always comes up in lists of the Great Railway Journeys of the World and rightly so! Starting in Derry with lovely views of the Peace Bridge and Lough Foyle, the line follows the coast for a lot of...More

Thank Alasdair M
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January 7, 2018|
Response from Denis F | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. There is limited parking though. If not you can park in streets across the railway tracks and turn right. I know because I live in that area.
January 3, 2018|
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Response from Denis F | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but cannot answer that question. Left luggage tended to be a problem here in the years if the Troubles, and I do not see it much anywhere.
Samantha L
September 27, 2017|
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Response from Denis F | Reviewed this property |
In Coleraine there is only a few yards from the Buses to the train. In Derry there is a free connecting service from the bus station to the train station and vice versa. For those who like to walk, it is not too far over... More