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

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, train  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street 2
  4. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre 212
  5. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 64 / ...

$107 - $204

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Fly Edinburgh to Derry, bus  •  5 h 49 min

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

$46 - $224

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Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  19 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

$146 - $195

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

$79 - $173

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast City, bus  •  7 h 40 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

$69 - $216

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle, bus  •  7 h 51 min

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

$83 - $187

Train to Glasgow, fly to Derry, bus  •  7 h 5 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

$70 - $146

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City, bus  •  8 h 51 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

$89 - $208

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle, bus  •  9 h 6 min

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

$98 - $189

Train to Glasgow, fly to Donegal, bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Donegal (CFN) GLA - CFN
  3. Take the bus from Dungloe to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$99 - $331

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Donegal is to train and fly and bus which costs £50 - £120 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Donegal is to fly and bus which costs £35 - £180 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Donegal is 214 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Donegal without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 13 h 12 min and costs £80 - £160.

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It takes approximately 13 h 12 min to get from Edinburgh to Donegal, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Derry Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Ryanair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Derry Airport.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Donegal. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Donegal.
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  • Distance: 214.2 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 12 min

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 taxi to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Larne, take the walk to Larne Harbour, take the train to Great Victoria Street, take the walk to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, take the bus 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 Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester, Dublin, and Busáras in around 19 h 58 min.

Airlines
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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Donegal
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $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
$16 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$16 - $24
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
$16 - $20
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dungloe to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Airporter UK
Ferry operators
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
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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