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

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Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre X3 / ...

$30 - $45

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Bus Bus Eireann  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Busáras to Strabane Bus Station 32

$42 - $52

Train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station Enterprise Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Londonderry station

$52 - $73

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Londonderry 146.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Londonderry is to bus which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Londonderry is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin Busáras Bus and arriving at Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dublin to Londonderry station. However, there are services departing from Connolly and arriving at Londonderry station via Belfast Central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Londonderry is 198 km. The road distance is 234.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Londonderry without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs 27€ - 40€.

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The bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Dublin to Londonderry bus services, operated by Translink UK, depart from Dublin Busáras Bus station.

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Dublin to Londonderry train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Connolly station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Londonderry is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs 27€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Londonderry.
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  • Distance: 123.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Londonderry, Northern Ireland?

Translink UK operates a bus from Dublin to Londonderry every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Mc Ginley Coach Travel also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dublin to Londonderry via Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station and Belfast Central station in around 5 h 20 min.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central station to Londonderry station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
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 Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$30 - $45
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Rotunda, Hugh Lane Galllery to Derry, Water Street
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
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

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Dublin to Londonderry bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre station.

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Dublin to Londonderry train services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Londonderry station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Londonderry is 235 km. It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to drive from Dublin to Londonderry.

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There are 199+ hotels available in Londonderry. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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