If you are flying to Ireland check out which of the airports suit you best. Each one will have connections to Letterkenny by bus or taxi.
A variety of ferry services are available from Britain and continental Europe to Ireland. Ports in Ireland include Dublin Port, Dún Laoghaire Harbour and Rosslare Harbour. In Northern Ireland, the ports are Port of Belfast and Port of Larne. Some useful websites are -
By Road – Car
Driving time from Dublin, Athlone or Galway is three - four hours, depending on traffic and time of day. Derry is about thirty minutes’ drive and Belfast is approximately two hours away.
By Road – Bus
Several bus companies operate daily services and the campus is only about five minutes’ walk from the Bus Éireann Depot and the drop-off point for most of the private bus companies.
Dublin to Letterkenny
This route serves Dublin Airport and also the towns of Ardee, Castleblayney, Monaghan, Omagh, Strabane and Lifford. The main operators are Expressway ( Route 32) and John McGinley Coach Travel.
Galway to Letterkenny
This route serves the towns of Tuam, Claremorris, Knock, Ireland West Airport Knock, Sligo, Bundoran, Ballyshannon, Donegal Town and Ballybofey/Stranorlar. The main operators are Expressway ( Route 64) & Feda O’Donnell. Private bus companies from other towns in the west (eg, Westport, Castlebar, Ballina) arrange their schedules to link up with these.
Several operators link various parts of Donegal to Letterkenny, including Local Link Donegal, John McGinley Coach Travel, Feda O'Donnell Coach Travel, McGeehan Coaches, and Foyle Coaches.
Contact details for the major operators -
||Athlone +353 (0)90 6484406
Ballina +353 (0)96 71800
Dublin 1850 836 611
Galway +353 (0)91 562000
Letterkenny +353 (0)74 9121309
Monaghan +353 (0)47 82377
Sligo +353 (0)71 9160066
|Connections from all depots nationwide.
|Local Link Donegal
||+353 (0)74 9741644
|Ballybofey, Burtonport, Carrigans, Cloghan, Fanad
|John McGinley Coach Travel
||+353 (0)74 9135201
|Anagaire, Gort an Choirce, An Fál Carrach, Dún Fionnachaidh, An Craoslach, Kilmacrennan, Letterkenny.
Dublin – Letterkenny.
|Feda O’Donnell Coach Travel
||+353 (0)74 9548114
|Gaoth Dobhair, Letterkenny, Sligo, Galway.
||+353 (0)74 9546150
|Gleann Cholm Cille, Killybegs, Ard an Rátha, Glenties, Letterkenny.
Dublin – Letterkenny.
||+353 (0)74 9382116
|Moville, Culdaff, Malin, Carndonagh, Clonmany, Buncrana, Bridgend, Newtowncunningham, Letterkenny.
- The nearest rail connection points are –
- Derry (33 kms), with a bus connection to Letterkenny via Bus Éireann or Patrick Gallagher Coaches.
- Sligo (112 kms), with a bus connection to Letterkenny via Bus Éireann or Feda O’Donnell Coach Travel.
The Town Square on Main Street has a taxi rank but you can phone for a taxi from anywhere. Here are some useful taxi numbers for Letterkenny -
|High Road Cabs
||+353 (0)74 9127400 or 086 2462355
||+353 (0)74 9127000 or 1800 272000
||+353 (0)74 9122272
||+353 (0)74 9121666
||+353 (0)87 6856676