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There are 11 ways to get from Liverpool to Donegal by car ferry, car, bus, train, bus and ferry, 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

Car ferry, drive  •  8h 36m

  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

$55 - $164

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Fly Liverpool to Dublin, bus  •  7h 4m

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

$42 - $240

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Car ferry, bus  •  12h 27m

  1. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

$80 - $183

Train, car ferry, bus  •  13h 20m

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

$118 - $184

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17h 45m

  1. Take the bus from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 060
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

$64 - $83

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  17h 51m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Connolly to Sligo 15
  4. Take the bus from Sligo, Sligo Bus Station to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 64 / ...

$108 - $156

Fly Liverpool to Derry, bus  •  6h 1m

  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 - $362

Fly Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle, bus  •  7h 53m

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) LPL - 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

$71 - $165

Fly Liverpool to Knock, bus  •  7h 16m

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Knock (NOC) LPL - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$42 - $314

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle, bus  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) MAN - 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

$89 - $202

Train to Manchester, fly to Belfast City, bus  •  9h 11m

  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 Enniskillen
  4. Take the bus from Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$86 - $232

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Donegal is to fly and bus which costs £30 - £190 and takes 7h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Donegal is to fly and bus which costs £45 - £280 and takes 6h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Donegal. However, there are services departing from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill and arriving at Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel via Manchester and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 45m.

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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 car ferry and bus which takes 12h 27m and costs £60 - £140.

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It takes approximately 8h 36m to get from Liverpool to Donegal, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Donegal bus services, operated by National Express, depart from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill station.

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The quickest flight from Liverpool Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Liverpool to Donegal bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel station.

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Ryanair offers flights from Liverpool Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Donegal.
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  • Distance: 226.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 36m

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 Douglas, Isle of Man, Dublin, Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, Connolly Station, Amiens Street, and Busáras in around 12h 27m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Manchester to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Liverpool to Derry
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $190
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
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Sligo, Sligo Bus Station to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Airport to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Enniskillen, Ulsterbus Depot Enniskillen to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
Bus Eireann
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 from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Airporter 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
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$19 - $28
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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There are 206+ hotels available in Donegal. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Liverpool Airport is to night bus which takes 34m and costs £2 - £3.

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