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There are 4 ways to get from Belfast to Ardara by bus, train or car

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Bus via Letterkenny  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast City Centre, Jury's Inn 1 to Letterkenny, Ramelton Road 1 931
  2. Take the bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Main Street, Ardara 991

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Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre 212 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Donegal Town Centre, stop 155821 64 / ...

26€ - 37€

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Londonderry 3
  2. Take the bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Main Street, Ardara 991

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Belfast to Ardara 199.5 km

23€ - 35€

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Ardara is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Ardara is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Ardara. However, there are services departing from Belfast City Centre, Jury's Inn 1 and arriving at Main Street, Ardara via Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 5m.

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The distance between Belfast and Ardara is 161 km. The road distance is 199.5 km.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Ardara without a car is to bus via Letterkenny which takes 4h 5m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Belfast to Ardara, including transfers.

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Belfast to Ardara bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, depart from Belfast City Centre, Jury's Inn 1 station.

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Belfast to Ardara bus services, operated by McGeehan Coaches, arrive at Main Street, Ardara station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast to Ardara is 199 km. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Belfast to Ardara.

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There are 203+ hotels available in Ardara. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Ardara.
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  • Distance: 160.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 5m

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Ardara, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Belfast to Ardara via Letterkenny, Ramelton Road 1 and Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop in around 4h 5m.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Londonderry
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Belfast City Centre, Jury's Inn 1 to Letterkenny, Ramelton Road 1
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
Transport for Ireland
McGeehan Coaches
Phone
074 9546150
Email
mmg1@gofree.indigo.ie
Website
mcgeehancoaches.com
Bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Main Street, Ardara
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
McGeehan Coaches
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Donegal Town Centre, stop 155821
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Bus Eireann

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