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There are 11 ways to get from Fort William to Donegal by train, bus and ferry, bus, night bus, car, car ferry, 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.

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Train, bus and ferry, bus via Birmingham  •  23h 57m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Birmingham New Street
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  5. Take the bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

$260 - $395

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Bus to Glasgow, fly to Dublin, bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$58 - $165

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Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  26h 12m

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

$171 - $243

Bus, bus and ferry  •  26h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  4. Take the bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

$98 - $128

Bus, night bus, bus and ferry  •  26h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 916 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Victoria M11
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  4. Take the bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

$108 - $158

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 9m

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

$91 - $191

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Derry, bus  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  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

$67 - $147

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle, bus  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  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

$95 - $190

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City, bus  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Enniskillen
  4. Take the bus from Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$87 - $210

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Donegal, bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Donegal (CFN) GLA - CFN
  3. Take the bus from Dungloe to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$96 - $332

Train, bus to Edinburgh, fly to Derry, bus  •  10h 26m

  1. Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Derry (LDY) EDI - LDY
  4. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$85 - $274

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort William to Donegal is to bus and fly which costs £45 - £130 and takes 10h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort William to Donegal is to bus and fly which costs £50 - £120 and takes 8h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort William station to Donegal. However, there are services departing from Fort William, Bus Station and arriving at Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel via Glasgow, Manchester and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 34m.

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The distance between Fort William and Donegal is 191 miles.

The best way to get from Fort William to Donegal without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 23h 57m and costs £200 - £310.

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It takes approximately 23h 57m to get from Fort William to Donegal, including transfers.

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Fort William to Donegal bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Fort William, Bus Station.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Derry Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Fort William to Donegal bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel station.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Derry Airport.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Donegal.
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  • Distance: 190.6 miles
  • Duration: 23h 57m

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

There is no direct connection from Fort William to Donegal. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk to Glasgow, North Court, take the bus to Glasgow, Central Station, take the walk to Glasgow Central, take the train to Warrington Bank Quay, take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the walk to Birmingham, take the bus and ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Busáras, then take the bus to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fort William to Donegal via Edinburgh, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester, Dublin, and Busáras in around 26h 12m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Donegal
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Fort William to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$28 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
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 Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Airport to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dungloe to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
Bus Eireann
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Yacht Club to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Victoria
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
Megabus UK
Airporter UK
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Enniskillen
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$19 - $28
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2h
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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