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There are 2 ways to get from Londonderry to Letterkenny by bus or car

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Bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 64 / ...

6€ - 11€

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Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Londonderry to Letterkenny 33.4 km

3€ - 6€

Londonderry to Letterkenny by bus

The bus journey time between Londonderry and Letterkenny is around 38 min and covers a distance of around 33 km. The fastest bus normally takes 35 min. Operated by Bus Eireann and Transport for Ireland, the Londonderry to Letterkenny bus service departs from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 and arrives in Letterkenny Station, stop 155841. Typically 102 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Londonderry to Letterkenny bus schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Letterkenny is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Letterkenny is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Letterkenny is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

No, returning to United Kingdom from Ireland is currently allowed.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Londonderry to Letterkenny is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Londonderry to Letterkenny is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 and arriving at Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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It is 28 km from Londonderry to Letterkenny. It is approximately 33.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Londonderry to Letterkenny without a car is to bus which takes 40 min and costs £5 - £10.

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The bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 takes 40 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Londonderry to Letterkenny bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 station.

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Londonderry to Letterkenny bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Letterkenny Station, stop 155841.

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Yes, the driving distance between Londonderry to Letterkenny is 33 km. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Londonderry to Letterkenny.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Letterkenny. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Londonderry to Letterkenny.
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  • Distance: 27.6 km
  • Duration: 40 min

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

Bus Eireann operates a bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 every 2 hours. Tickets cost 7€ - 11€ and the journey takes 40 min. Transport for Ireland also services this route twice daily.

Bus operators
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.

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Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Letterkenny Station, stop 155841
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Bus Eireann
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Derry, Guild Hall to Letterkenny, Ramelton Road
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Transport for Ireland

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