There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Londonderry by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre X4 / ...

£25 - £35

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from Connolly 7 to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place 1 Enterprise Service
  2. Take the train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Londonderry 3

£27 - £37

Drive  •  2h 46m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Londonderry 146.8 miles

£25 - £40

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Londonderry is to bus which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 3h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Londonderry is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin Busáras Bus and arriving at Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dublin to Londonderry. However, there are services departing from Connolly 7 and arriving at Londonderry via Belfast Lanyon Place. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 10m.

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The distance between Dublin and Londonderry is 123 miles. The road distance is 146.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Londonderry without a car is to bus which takes 3h 55m and costs 28€ - 40€.

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The bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre takes 3h 55m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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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 7 station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Londonderry is to bus which takes 3h 55m and costs 28€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 5h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Londonderry.
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  • Distance: 123.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 55m

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

Translink UK operates a bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre twice daily. Tickets cost £25 - £35 and the journey takes 3h 55m. 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 1 and Belfast Lanyon Place in around 5h 10m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Lanyon Place to Londonderry
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £18
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
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Phone
074 9135201
Email
info@johnmcginley.com
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Rotunda, Hugh Lane Galllery to Derry, Water Street
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£18
Website
Mc Ginley Coach Travel

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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 147 miles. It takes approximately 2h 46m to drive from Dublin to Londonderry.

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