We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bus to Donegal Town from Dublin

Which Donegal Town hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Virginia
Level Contributor
68 posts
16 reviews
Save Topic
Bus to Donegal Town from Dublin

Any suggestions for how to get from Dublin to Donegal Town on May 20? I'm worried about the bus strike continuing. I know they have stopped the strike for 48 hours, but I'm afraid what might happen after that time. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! A rental car is not an option.

Thank you!

Saginaw, Michigan
Destination Expert
for Western Ireland
Level Contributor
7,526 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: Bus to Donegal Town from Dublin

Worst case scenario, you could get the train from Dublin to Sligo:

www.irishrail.ie/media/07-DublinSligo1.pdf

And then, catch the Feda 0'Donnell bus (Galway to Donegal Service) from Sligo to Donegal Town:

http://www.feda.ie/site/?page_id=217

Timewise, It might be very tight; but, were you to contact the Feda O'Donnell guys in advance, my guess is they would accommodate you, given the circumstances:

http://www.feda.ie/site/?page_id=85

http://getthere.ie/sligo-donegal/

I hope it all works out with Bus Eireann, which would make things a lot more straightforward for you.

Good luck!

Virginia
Level Contributor
68 posts
16 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Bus to Donegal Town from Dublin

Thank you so much!

Saginaw, Michigan
Destination Expert
for Western Ireland
Level Contributor
7,526 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: Bus to Donegal Town from Dublin

You're welcome! One further complication is that train tickets are best bought in advance, in terms of cost; most expensive on the day of travel:

www.irishrail.ie/cat_faq.jsp…

However, saw your other post and this Special Student Fare may be relevant. Dublin to Sligo return (round trip) fare is one of the Special Offers.

www.irishrail.ie/cat_offers.jsp…

May 20th falls on a Monday, likely making it not the busiest of times or days from Dublin to Sligo.

Virginia
Level Contributor
68 posts
16 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Bus to Donegal Town from Dublin

Thank you.

Cavan
Destination Expert
for County Cavan
Level Contributor
4,475 posts
58 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Bus to Donegal Town from Dublin

Forget about going via Sligo, the best route to Donegal is with Bus Eireann route 30 via Cavan which leaves from Dublin Busarus or the airport: www.buseireann.ie

Edited: 4:41 pm, May 15, 2013
Saginaw, Michigan
Destination Expert
for Western Ireland
Level Contributor
7,526 posts
Save Reply
6. Re: Bus to Donegal Town from Dublin

This is the background to the question:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g186605-i90-k65002…

Cavan
Destination Expert
for County Cavan
Level Contributor
4,475 posts
58 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Bus to Donegal Town from Dublin

Sorry Uasal, I took it that the person was looking for suggestions of how to get from Dublin to Donegal town.

8. Re: Bus to Donegal Town from Dublin

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 1:18 am, May 18, 2014
Get answers to your questions about Donegal Town