There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Londonderry by bus, train, car or plane

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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

4 alternative options

Bus Bus Eireann  •  4 h 26 min

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

$43 - $53

Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast Central Enterprise Service
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Londonderry station

$52 - $74

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Londonderry 146.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  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

$77 - $146

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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 takes 2 h 46 min and costs 27€ - 40€.

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The distance between Dublin and Londonderry is 198 km. The road distance is 235 km.

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The bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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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 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dublin to Londonderry. However, there are services departing from Connolly and arriving at Londonderry station via Belfast Central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

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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. John McGinley also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dublin to Londonderry via Belfast Central and Belfast Central station in around 5 h 23 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Donegal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
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
John McGinley
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Rotunda, Hugh Lane Galllery to Derry, Water Street
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore to Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
Mangan Tours
Phone
+353 749135460
Website
mangantours.ie
Bus from Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore to Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
mangantours.ie
Bus Feda Teoranta
Website
feda.ie
Bus from Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore to Letterkenny, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
feda.iesite

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