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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow to Lough Derg by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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Bus, car ferry, train

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
  4. Take the bus from Dublin, Cathal Brugha Street to Portumna, Portumna

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Fly Glasgow to Dublin, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB)
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Ballybrophy
  3. Take the train from Ballybrophy to Nenagh

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Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Lough Derg

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Shannon, bus

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Shannon (SNN)
  3. Take the bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Portroe, stop 450181

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Dublin, train

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Ballybrophy
  4. Take the train from Ballybrophy to Nenagh
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lough Derg is 1850 24 1850.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Lough Derg is to fly and train which costs £95 - £190 and takes 8h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Lough Derg is to bus and fly which costs £110 - £290 and takes 8h 19m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Lough Derg is 416 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Lough Derg without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 14h 29m and costs .

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It takes approximately 14h 29m to get from Glasgow to Lough Derg, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Lough Derg. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Lough Derg.
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  • Distance: 416.2 km
  • Duration: 14h 29m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Lough Derg, IE-CE, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Lough Derg. However, you can take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the walk to Belfast Heron Road, take the line 94 bus to Belfast Odyssey Complex, take the walk to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place, take the train to Connolly, take the walk to Dublin, Cathal Brugha Street, take the bus to Portumna, Portumna, then take the taxi to Lough Derg. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the drive to Lough Derg.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €80
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €85
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €600
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €410
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€15 - €18
Flexible
€19 - €22
Train from Heuston to Ballybrophy
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€11 - €14
Flexible
€13 - €16
Train from Ballybrophy to Nenagh
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€8 - €10
Flexible
€9 - €11
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
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Dublin, Cathal Brugha Street to Portumna, Portumna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Kearns Transport
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Portroe, stop 450181
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Bus Eireann
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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