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Letterkenny Campus

By Air

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.

Airport Contact Details
City of Derry Airport +44 (0)28 7181 0784
www.cityofderryairport.com
Approx 45 kms via the A2 and N13.  Located 14 kms from Derry on the main A2 Derry to Coleraine road.
Taxi to city centre, and bus connection from Derry to Letterkenny via Bus Éireann (#480 or Expressway #64) or Patrick Gallagher Coaches (www.gallagherscoaches.com).
Donegal Airport +353 (0)74 9548284
www.donegalairport.ie
Located in An Charraig Fhinn (Carrickfinn), approx. 60 kms away.
Taxi and car hire available (advance reservation necessary for both).  
Belfast International Airport  +44 (0)28 9448 4848
www.belfastairport.com
Approx. 135 kms via the A6 and N13.
Bus connection to Derry Airporter HQ (www.airporter.co.uk), taxi to city centre, and bus connection to Letterkenny via Bus Éireann (#480 or Expressway #64) or Patrick Gallagher Coaches (www.gallagherscoaches.com).
George Best Belfast City Airport +44 (0)28 9093 9093
www.belfastcityairport.com
Approx. 155 kms via the A6 and N13.
Bus connection to Derry Airporter HQ (www.airporter.co.uk), taxi to city centre, and bus connection to Letterkenny via Bus Éireann (#480 or Expressway #64) or Patrick Gallagher Coaches (www.gallagherscoaches.com).
Ireland West Airport Knock +353 (0)94 9368100
http://www.irelandwestairport.com/
Approx. 165 kms via the N17 and N15.
Direct bus connection to Letterkenny (Bus Eireann Expressway #64)
Dublin Airport +353 (0)1 814 1111
www.dublinairport.com
Approx 230 kms via the M1, N2, A5 and N14. 
Direct bus connection to Letterkenny (Bus Eireann Expressway #32)

By Sea

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 -
www.directferries.ie
www.stenaline.ie
www.irishferries.com
www.poirishsea.com
www.dfdsseaways.co.uk.

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 Bus Éireann (Expressway #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 Bus Éireann (Expressway #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.

Within Donegal

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 -

Bus Company Contact Routes
Bus Éireann 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
www.buseireann.ie
Connections from all depots nationwide.
Local Link Donegal +353 (0)74 9741644
www.locallinkdonegal.ie
Ballybofey, Burtonport, Carrigans, Cloghan, Fanad
John McGinley Coach Travel +353 (0)74 9135201
www.johnmcginley.com
Anagaire, Gort an Choirce, An Fál Carrach, Dún Fionnachaidh, An Craoslach, Kilmacrennan, Letterkenny.
Dublin – Letterkenny.
Feda O’Donnell Coach Travel +353 (0)74 9548114
www.feda.ie
Gaoth Dobhair, Letterkenny, Sligo, Galway.
McGeehan Coaches +353 (0)74 9546150
www.mcgeehancoaches.com
Gleann Cholm Cille, Killybegs, Ard an Rátha, Glenties, Letterkenny.
Dublin – Letterkenny.
Foyle Coaches +353 (0)74 9382116
www.foylecoaches.com
Moville, Culdaff, Malin, Carndonagh, Clonmany, Buncrana, Bridgend, Newtowncunningham, Letterkenny.

By Rail

  • 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.

By Taxi

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 -

Company Contact
High Road Cabs +353 (0)74 9127400 or 086 2462355
Letterkenny Cabs +353 (0)74 9127000 or 1800 272000 
A Cabs +353 (0)74 9122272
Swilly Cabs +353 (0)74 9121666
Glencar Cabs +353 (0)87 6856676