There are 5 ways to get from Londonderry to Dublin by bus, 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  •  3 h 50 min

  1. X3 / ...

$30 - $50

4 alternative options

Bus Bus Eireann  •  5 h 5 min

  1. 32

$41 - $54

Train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Enterprise Service

$51 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. 146.9 miles

$30 - $50

Bus, fly  •  4 h 58 min

  1. CFN - DUB

$73 - $147

What companies run services between Londonderry, Northern Ireland and Dublin, Ireland?

Translink UK operates a bus from Londonderry to Dublin every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. John McGinley also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Londonderry to Dublin via Belfast Central station and Belfast Central in around 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Donegal to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Londonderry station to Belfast Central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Dublin Busáras Bus
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$30 - $50
John McGinley
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Derry, Water Street to Dublin, Gate Theatre
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
johnmcginley.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Strabane Bus Station to Busáras
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Mangan Tours
Phone
+353 749135460
Website
mangantours.ie
Bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
mangantours.ie
Bus Feda Teoranta
Website
feda.ie
Bus from Letterkenny, Ramelton Road to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
feda.iesite

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Londonderry and Dublin is 198 km. The road distance is 235 km.

The cheapest way to get from Londonderry to Dublin is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 46 min.

The quickest way to get from Londonderry to Dublin is to drive which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £23 - £35.

No, there is no direct train from Londonderry to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Londonderry station and arriving at Connolly via Belfast Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre and arriving at Dublin Busáras Bus. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

The bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Dublin Busáras Bus takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs four times a day.