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There are 2 ways to get from Dublin to Letterkenny by bus or car

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 32 / ...

19€ - 27€

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Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Letterkenny 236.5 km

26€ - 40€

Dublin to Letterkenny by bus

The bus journey time between Dublin and Letterkenny is around 3h 51m and covers a distance of around 241 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 25m. Operated by Bus Eireann and Mc Ginley Coach Travel, the Dublin to Letterkenny bus service departs from Busáras, stop 135001 and arrives in Letterkenny Station, stop 155841. Typically 86 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Letterkenny is 1850 24 1850.

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

The social distance requirement in Letterkenny is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Letterkenny is to bus which costs 19€ - 27€ and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Letterkenny is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Busáras, stop 135001 and arriving at Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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The distance between Dublin and Letterkenny is 204 km. The road distance is 236.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Letterkenny without a car is to bus which takes 4h and costs 19€ - 27€.

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The bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 takes 4h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Dublin to Letterkenny bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Busáras, stop 135001 station.

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Dublin to Letterkenny bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Letterkenny Station, stop 155841.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Letterkenny is 237 km. It takes approximately 2h 49m to drive from Dublin to Letterkenny.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Letterkenny. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 204.1 km
  • Duration: 4h

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

Bus Eireann operates a bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 every 4 hours. Tickets cost 19€ - 27€ and the journey takes 4h. Mc Ginley Coach Travel also services this route 3 times a day.

Bus operators
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.

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Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Letterkenny Station, stop 155841
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Bus Eireann
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Phone
074 9135201
Email
info@johnmcginley.com
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Rotunda, Hugh Lane Galllery to Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€
Website
Mc Ginley Coach Travel

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