The Mourne Rambler Bus service operates during summer months with stop number 4 at Slievenaman being convenient to the cottages at the junction of the Moyad Road and the Slievenaman Road.
There are various bus services to Newcastle. Outside of the summer months Ulsterbus route 34 has a stop at Hughes Corner about 2 miles from the cottage but the walk from there to the cottages wouldn’t be very safe with luggage.
Shimna Taxis are just across the road from the Newcastle Bus stop at 18B Railway St, Newcastle, BT33 0AL, Tel 028 4372 3030. A Taxi from the bus station to Happy Vale is likely to cost approximately £10
Alternatively groups can arrange collection and transport with Mourne Shuttle Service
Both The Mourne Rambler service and the Mourne Shuttle Service are ideal for walking groups wishing to complete a linear route back to the cottage from locations such as Carrick Little (stop 11), Bloody Bridge (stop 13) and Donard Park (stop 14)