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

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Bus, train, bus and ferry via Birmingham  •  23 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Yacht Club (Ashburn Lane) to Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street) 914 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
  3. Take the train from Wigan North Western 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 - $385

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Bus to Glasgow, fly to Dublin, bus  •  10 h 58 min

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

$59 - $166

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Bus, train, bus and ferry  •  24 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central 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 / ...

$172 - $238

Bus, bus and ferry  •  25 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  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 / ...

$100 - $130

Bus, night bus, bus and ferry  •  26 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 914 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Shudehill Interchange M11
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  4. Take the bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

$111 - $162

Drive, carferry  •  8 h 9 min

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

$92 - $191

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Derry, bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
  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

$68 - $148

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Donegal, bus  •  8 h 48 min

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

$97 - $333

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City, bus  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
  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

$87 - $210

Bus to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle, bus  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
  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

$97 - $191

Bus, train to Edinburgh, fly to Derry  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
  2. Take the train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh Gateway
  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

$90 - $274

Questions & Answers

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 25 h 50 min.

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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 bus and train and bus and ferry which takes 23 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 23 h 17 min 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 45 min.

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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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Ryanair and Loganair offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Derry Airport.

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There are 209+ hotels available in Donegal. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort William to Donegal.
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  • Distance: 190.6 miles
  • Duration: 23 h 17 min

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 bus to Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street), take the walk to Anniesland, take the train to Glasgow Central Low Level, take the walk to Glasgow Central, take the train to Wigan North Western, 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 Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester, Dublin, and Busáras in around 24 h 21 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $140
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Donegal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Wigan North Western to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $29
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Yacht Club (Ashburn Lane) to Anniesland Cross (Herschell Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Belford Hospital (Fort William Hospital) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
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 Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
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
Bus from Dublin Airport to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Megabus 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
Airporter UK
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Fort William, Bus Station to Pitlochry, Fishers Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
fisherstours.co.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
$28 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92

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