There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Buncrana by bus, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus John McGinley  •  4 h 30 min

  1. 933

$19 - $27

4 alternative options

Bus Bus Eireann  •  5 h 27 min

  1. 32

$46 - $57

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. 160.4 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Donegal, taxi  •  3 h 45 min

  1. DUB - CFN

$169 - $243

Fly to Derry  •  7 h 49 min

  1. DUB - LDY

$43 - $225

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

John McGinley operates a bus from Dublin to Buncrana every 3 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Alternatively, Ryanair, BMI Regional and two other airlines fly from Dublin to Buncrana 5 times a day.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Derry via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Dublin to Derry via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $200
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Dublin to Derry via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Donegal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Dublin to Derry via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Bus operators
John McGinley
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Dublin Writer's Museum, Parnell Square to Cockhill Road
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
johnmcginley.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Strabane Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Other operators
Taxi from Donegal to Buncrana
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dublin and Buncrana is 215 km. The road distance is 257 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Buncrana is to bus which costs 16€ - 23€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Buncrana is to drive which takes 3 h 6 min and costs 29€ - 45€.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin Writer's Museum, Parnell Square and arriving at Cockhill Road. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

The bus from Dublin Writer's Museum, Parnell Square to Cockhill Road takes 4 h 30 min including transfers and departs every three hours.