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There are 4 ways to get from Dublin to Ballybofey by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Rotunda, Hugh Lane Galllery to Lifford 932

20€

3 alternative options

Bus via Donegal Town Centre, stop 155821  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Donegal Town Centre, stop 155821 X30 / ...

20€ - 28€

Train, bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Sligo 15
  2. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Ballybofey, stop 635831 64 / ...

28€ - 38€

Drive  •  2h 41m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Ballybofey 228.7 km

26€ - 40€

Dublin → Ballybofey
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The COVID-19 helpline number in Ballybofey is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ballybofey is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ballybofey is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Ballybofey is to bus which costs 20€ and takes 4h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Ballybofey is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Ballybofey. However, there are services departing from Rotunda, Hugh Lane Galllery and arriving at Ballybofey via Lifford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 31m.

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The distance between Dublin and Ballybofey is 191 km. The road distance is 228.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Ballybofey without a car is to bus which takes 4h 31m and costs 20€.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Dublin to Ballybofey, including transfers.

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Dublin to Ballybofey bus services, operated by Mc Ginley Coach Travel, depart from Rotunda, Hugh Lane Galllery station.

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Dublin to Ballybofey bus services, operated by Mc Ginley Coach Travel, arrive at Lifford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Ballybofey is 229 km. It takes approximately 2h 41m to drive from Dublin to Ballybofey.

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There are 91+ hotels available in Ballybofey. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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  • Distance: 191.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Ballybofey, Ireland?

Mc Ginley Coach Travel operates a bus from Rotunda, Hugh Lane Galllery to Lifford 3 times a day. Tickets cost 20€ and the journey takes 3h 10m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Phone
074 9135201
Email
info@johnmcginley.com
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Rotunda, Hugh Lane Galllery to Lifford
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€
Website
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
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 Busáras, stop 135001 to Donegal Town Centre, stop 155821
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Ballybofey, stop 635831
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Bus Eireann

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