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There are 10 ways to get from Glasgow to Donegal by bus, car ferry, train, 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  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan 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 / ...

$98 - $192

Cheapest option

Fly Glasgow to Dublin, bus  •  8 h 2 min

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

$45 - $144

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
  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 / ...

$118 - $214

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 9 min

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

$70 - $160

Fly Glasgow to Derry, bus  •  5 h 39 min

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

$54 - $126

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - 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 - $188

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Derry, bus  •  6 h 14 min

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

$53 - $232

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle, bus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - 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

$82 - $169

Fly Glasgow to Donegal, bus  •  5 h 48 min

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

$83 - $311

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - 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

$90 - $195

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Donegal is to fly and bus which costs £35 - £120 and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Donegal is to fly and bus which costs £40 - £100 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Donegal is 174 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Donegal without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 12 h 2 min and costs £75 - £150.

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It takes approximately 12 h 2 min to get from Glasgow to Donegal, including transfers.

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

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Derry Airport.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Donegal. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 18 min and costs £7.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Donegal.
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  • Distance: 174.2 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 2 min

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

There is no direct connection from Glasgow 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 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 Glasgow to Donegal via Stranraer, Cairnryan, Larne, Larne Harbour, Great Victoria Street, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre, and Foyle Street Bus Station Derry in around 12 h 36 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
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
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $35
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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 Dublin Airport to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
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
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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