There are 10 ways to get from Glasgow 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  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Enniskillen 261
  4. Take the bus from Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 10 min

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

$72 - $155

8 alternative options

Train, bus, car ferry  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  2. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  4. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Enniskillen 261
  5. Take the bus from Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

Fly Glasgow to Derry, bus  •  5 h 26 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

Fly Glasgow to Donegal, bus  •  5 h 44 min

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

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

Fly Glasgow to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 54 min

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

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  7 h 28 min

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

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  2. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Enniskillen
  3. Take the bus from Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  8 h 11 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 the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Donegal is to drive and car ferry which costs £55 - £130 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Donegal is to drive and car ferry which costs £55 - £130 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Donegal is 174 miles.

It takes approximately 10 h 43 min to get from Glasgow to Donegal, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Donegal is Donegal (CFN) Airport which is 28.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Knock (NOC) (58.8 miles), Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) (76.1 miles), Belfast City (BHD) (90.1 miles) and Dublin (DUB) (114.3 miles).

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Donegal.
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  • Distance: 174.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 43 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 walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the taxi to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, take the bus to Enniskillen, take the walk to Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen, then take the bus to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Donegal via Ayr, Ayr Railway Station, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Enniskillen, and Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen in around 11 h 37 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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
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 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
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
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
ScotRail
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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 Enniskillen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$19 - $28
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dungloe to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.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
$14
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
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
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$165
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
$29 - $90
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$64
Standard Car
$90

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