There are 4 ways to get from Dublin to Donegal 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  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 30 / ...

$23 - $35

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Sligo Sligo/Longford Service
  2. Take the bus from Sligo, Sligo Bus Station to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel 64 / ...

$59 - $82

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Donegal 140.1 miles

$30 - $45

Fly, bus  •  4 h 36 min

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

$74 - $128

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

Bus Eireann operates a bus from Dublin to Donegal hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Donegal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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
$12 - $17
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dungloe to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dublin and Donegal is 191 km. The road distance is 224 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Donegal is to bus which costs 19€ - 27€ and takes 4 h.

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Donegal is to drive which takes 2 h 42 min and costs 25€ - 40€.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Busáras and arriving at Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

The bus from Busáras to Donegal, Donegal Abbey Hotel takes 4 h including transfers and departs hourly.