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There are 3 ways to get from Cairnryan to Donegal by car ferry, train, bus or car

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Car ferry, train, bus via Great Victoria Street  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street 2
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre 212
  4. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 64 / ...

$68 - $146

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Drive from Larne to Donegal

$53 - $131

1 alternative option

Car ferry, train, bus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station
  3. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 64 / ...

$69 - $148

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Donegal is to car ferry and drive which costs £40 - £100 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Donegal is to car ferry and drive which costs £40 - £100 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Donegal is 126 miles.

The best way to get from Cairnryan to Donegal without a car is to car ferry and train and bus which takes 8 h 44 min and costs £50 - £120.

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It takes approximately 8 h 44 min to get from Cairnryan to Donegal, including transfers.

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There are 207+ hotels available in Donegal. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Donegal.
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  • Distance: 125.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 44 min

What companies run services between Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland and Donegal, IE-DL, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Cairnryan to Donegal. However, you can take the car ferry to Larne, take the walk to Larne Harbour, take the train to Great Victoria Street, take the walk to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, take the bus to Foyle Street Bus Station Derry, then take the bus to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cairnryan to Donegal via Larne, Larne Harbour, York Street, Londonderry station, Derry Duke Street, and Foyle Street Bus Station Derry in around 10 h 5 min.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from York Street to Londonderry station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$16 - $24
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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