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There are 4 ways to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal by bus, night bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 to Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081
  2. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Donegal Town Centre, stop 155821

3 alternative options

Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Glancy's Public House to Sligo, Ash Lane Sligo
  2. Take the night bus from The Gateway, ATU Sligo Campus to Donegal, Opposite Garda Station

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Sligo
  2. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Donegal Town Centre, stop 155821

Drive

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal

Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal by bus

The bus journey time between Carrick-on-Shannon and Donegal is around 2h 53m and covers a distance of around 117 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Expressway and Bus Eireann, the Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal bus service departs from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 and arrives in Donegal Town Centre, stop 155821. Typically 36 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

36 Weekly Buses
2h 53m Average Duration
€18 Cheapest Price
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Carrick-on-Shannon → Donegal
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The cheapest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal is to train and bus which costs €18 - €25 and takes 3h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal is to drive which costs €22 - €35 and takes 1h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal. However, there are services departing from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 and arriving at Donegal Town Centre, stop 155821 via Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 53m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Donegal is 79 km. The road distance is 117.2 km.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal without a car is to bus which takes 2h 53m and costs €17 - €26.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal, including transfers.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal bus services, operated by Expressway, depart from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 station.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal bus services, operated by Expressway, arrive at Donegal Town Centre, stop 155821 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal is 117 km. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Donegal. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal.
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  • Distance: 79 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Carrick-on-Shannon, IE-LM, Ireland and Donegal, IE-DL, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Donegal via Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 in around 2h 53m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Expressway
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 to Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Donegal Town Centre, stop 155821
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
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 Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Donegal Town Centre, stop 155821
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Bus Eireann
Westlink Coaches
Phone
071 9641059
Website
westlinkcoaches.ie
Bus from Glancy's Public House to Sligo, Ash Lane Sligo
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Westlink Coaches
Bus Feda Teoranta
Phone
+353 (0)74 9548114
Website
busfeda.ie
Night bus from The Gateway, ATU Sligo Campus to Donegal, Opposite Garda Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Bus Feda Teoranta

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