There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Donegal by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus, car ferry  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre 212
  4. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 64 / ...

$116 - $141

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Dublin, bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$45 - $154

8 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  5. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre 212
  6. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 64 / ...

$132 - $155

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Drive from Larne to Donegal

$82 - $178

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast City, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
  3. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$73 - $219

Train to Glasgow, fly to Derry, bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Derry (LDY) GLA - LDY
  3. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$72 - $147

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  2. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$87 - $191

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City, bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
  4. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$93 - $210

Fly Edinburgh to Knock, bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Knock (NOC) EDI - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Murray's Bar to Garda Station, Donegal Town

$63 - $244

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  3. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$102 - $192

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Donegal, IE-DL, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Donegal. However, you can take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the taxi to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, take the bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre, take the walk to Foyle Street Bus Station Derry, then take the bus to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Donegal via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, Ayr, Ayr Railway Station, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre, and Foyle Street Bus Station Derry in around 12 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Edinburgh to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $140
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $18
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$17 - $25
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Bus Feda Teoranta
Website
feda.ie
Bus from Murray's Bar to Garda Station, Donegal Town
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Schedules at
feda.iesite
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$42
Small Car
$180
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$42
Passenger Flexi
$70
Standard Car
$98

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Donegal is 343 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Donegal is to fly and bus which costs £30 - £110 and takes 8 h 12 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Donegal is to train and fly and bus which takes 6 h 16 min and costs £50 - £110.

It takes approximately 11 h 22 min to get from Edinburgh to Donegal, including transfers.