There are 12 ways to get from Liverpool to Donegal by car ferry, car, train, bus, bus and ferry 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

Car ferry, drive  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Donegal

$63 - $165

Cheapest option

Fly Liverpool to Knock, bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Knock (NOC) LPL - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Murray's Bar to Garda Station, Donegal Town

$37 - $324

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

$116 - $194

Car ferry, bus  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

$104 - $264

Train, car ferry, bus via Sligo, Sligo Bus Station  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Connolly to Sligo
  4. Take the bus from Sligo, Sligo Bus Station to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 64 / ...

$151 - $238

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  17 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

$67 - $97

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast City, bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast City (BHD) MAN - 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 - $232

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) MAN - BFS
  3. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$91 - $203

Fly Liverpool to Derry, bus  •  6 h 47 min

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

$64 - $366

Fly Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  8 h 39 min

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

$72 - $169

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Belfast City, bus  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Belfast City (BHD) LBA - 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

$107 - $267

Fly Liverpool to Belfast City, bus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Belfast City (BHD) LPL - 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

$79 - $318

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Donegal is to fly and bus which costs £45 - £280 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Donegal is to fly and bus which costs £45 - £280 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Donegal is 227 miles.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Donegal without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 12 h 26 min and costs £85 - £150.

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It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to get from Liverpool to Donegal, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are 216+ hotels available in Donegal. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Donegal.
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  • Distance: 226.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 37 min

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Donegal, IE-DL, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Liverpool to Donegal. However, you can take the car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the drive to Donegal. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Liverpool to Donegal via Chester, Holyhead, Holyhead, Dublin, The 3Arena, and Dublin Airport in around 12 h 26 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $190
Flights from Liverpool to Derry
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $750
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Single
$23 - $35
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
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 Sligo, Sligo Bus Station to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $17
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
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 Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
$17 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$17 - $24
Bus Feda Teoranta
Website
feda.ie
Bus from Murray's Bar to Garda Station, Donegal Town
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Schedules at
feda.iesite
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$35
Standard fare
$62
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$132
Passenger & Car Flexi
$198
Overnight Cabin
$53

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