There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Letterkenny by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Busáras to Letterkenny, Bus Station 32 / ...

19€ - 27€

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Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Letterkenny 238.3 km

29€ - 45€

Fly, bus  •  5h

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Donegal (CFN) DUB - CFN
  2. Take the bus from Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore to Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop

67€ - 154€

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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 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Busáras and arriving at Letterkenny, Bus Station station. Services depart every three 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 238.3 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 to Letterkenny, Bus Station takes 4h including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Donegal Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Letterkenny.
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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 to Letterkenny, Bus Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost 19€ - 27€ and the journey takes 4h. Mc Ginley Coach Travel also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Donegal
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Letterkenny, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 2 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
Bus from Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore to Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€
Website
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Bus Feda Teoranta
Phone
+353 (0)74 9548114
Website
busfeda.ie
Bus from Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore to Letterkenny, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Bus Feda Teoranta
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore 1 to Letterkenny, Ramelton Road 1
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Mangan Tours
Phone
074-9135460
Email
info@mangantours.ie
Website
mangantours.ie
Bus from Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore to Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Mangan Tours

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Letterkenny is 238 km. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Dublin to Letterkenny.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Dublin Airport to Donegal Airport.

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There are 143+ hotels available in Letterkenny. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs 2€ - 11€.

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