Widely available from all arrival airports and major train stations, car hire provides a good onward travel option. All the main agents are present at the airports or you can use a comparison or broker service to compare prices such as: www.rhinocarhire.com
Both the main lines, East Coast (to Edinburgh) and West Coast (to Glasgow), between Scotland and England run through the region with many of the larger towns having a station with a full timetable.
You'll find southern Scotland is an easy drive from most cities in the north of England and central Scotland. And if you are coming from further afield the region is well placed within the motorway network. Both main arterial routes, the M74 and the A1 run right through the area and the main euro-route linking Ireland to the rest of Europe, the A75 runs accross the region linking with the M74 near Carlisle.
Use the link below to work out the best route when you visit southern Scotland.
The quickest and often the easiest way to get here and if you book in advance you get some real bargains.
Edinburgh, Glasgow are both within two hours and PrestwickAirport, in Ayshire is an easy drive from the rest of southern Scotland. Flights to these Airports are operated by British Airways, Aer Lingus, British Midland, EasyJet, Ryanair, City Jet and Go!
Other options also include Newcastle and Carlisle with even Manchester only 2.5 hours away.