There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Malin Head by bus, train, plane or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus John McGinley  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Writer's Museum, Parnell Square to The Diamond Carndonagh 933

$19 - $28

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Train  •  5 h 40 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 Bellarena station

$50 - $71

Bus Bus Eireann  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Busáras to Strabane Bus Station 32
  2. Take the bus from Buncrana to Malin Head 955

$55 - $69

Fly to Donegal, travel  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Donegal (CFN) DUB - CFN
  2. Travel from Donegal to Malin Head

Fly to Derry, travel  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Derry (LDY) DUB - LDY
  2. Travel from Derry to Malin Head

Fly to Glasgow, bus, ferry, travel  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Ellen Islay Ferry Terminal
  4. Travel from Port Ellen Islay Ferry Terminal to Malin Head

Fly to Edinburgh, bus, ferry, travel  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
  4. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Ellen Islay Ferry Terminal
  5. Travel from Port Ellen Islay Ferry Terminal to Malin Head

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The distance between Dublin and Malin Head is 239 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Malin Head without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Dublin to Malin Head, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Malin Head is to bus which takes 5 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 40 min.

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

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Dublin Airport to Donegal Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Malin Head. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 702 bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Malin Head.
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  • Distance: 149.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Malin Head, Ulster, Ireland?

John McGinley operates a bus from Dublin to Malin Head every 3 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 5 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dublin to Malin Head via Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, Belfast Central station, and Bellarena station in around 5 h 40 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
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Derry via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Derry via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Dublin to Derry via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Derry via London Stansted, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Dublin to Derry via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central station to Bellarena station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
John McGinley
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Dublin Writer's Museum, Parnell Square to The Diamond Carndonagh
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
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
local link
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
locallink.ie
Bus from Buncrana to Malin Head
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
locallink.ie
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal)
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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