There are 9 ways to get from Scotland to Donegal by bus, car ferry, shuttle, 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.

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Bus, carferry  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre 212
  4. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 64 / ...

$114 - $141

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Derry, bus  •  5 h 49 min

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

$47 - $224

7 alternative options

Bus, carferry, shuttle  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry
  4. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 64 / ...

$122 - $146

Drive, carferry  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cairnryan
  2. Take the carferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Drive from Larne to Donegal

$70 - $160

Fly Glasgow to Derry, bus  •  5 h 22 min

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

$49 - $122

Fly Glasgow to Belfast City, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - 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

$68 - $184

Fly Glasgow to Donegal, bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Donegal (CFN) GLA - CFN
  2. Take the bus from Dungloe to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel

$78 - $307

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - 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

$77 - $165

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle, bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - 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

$84 - $187

Questions & Answers

The distance between Scotland and Donegal is 215 miles.

The best way to get from Scotland to Donegal without a car is to bus and carferry which takes 10 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 56 min to get from Scotland to Donegal, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Derry Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Ryanair and Loganair offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Derry Airport.

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There are 209+ hotels available in Donegal. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Glasgow Airport is to line 757 bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Donegal.
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  • Distance: 215.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 56 min

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

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Donegal. However, you can take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the carferry to Belfast, take the taxi to Belfast City Airport, take the line 600 shuttle to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, take the bus to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre, take the walk to Foyle Street Bus Station Derry, then take the bus to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Donegal via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast City Airport, Derry, Pennyburn Troy Park, and Foyle Street Bus Station Derry in around 11 h 48 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $140
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Donegal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
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
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
$16 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$16 - $24
Bus Eireann
Website
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
Bus from Dungloe to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast City Airport to Derry
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast to Derry
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$169
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92

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