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Getting to Letterkenny

  • 24-05-2022 7:18pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭

    Hi - Please move to correct area if this isn't allowed here.

    I need to get to Letterkenny on Saturday coming. However I cant find a train that serves Donegal?

    Which way is the handiest to go from Killarney/Cork to Letterkenny please if anyone has a suggestion?

    Much appreciated.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,087 ✭✭✭Allinall

    There’s no trains in Donegal!

    Fly to Dublin and get a bus from there, otherwise you’re in for a long haul.

  • Registered Users Posts: 198 ✭✭Gamergurll


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  • Registered Users Posts: 123 ✭✭James2020App

    You could also do Killarney to Galway & onwards to Letterkenny by bus. Be careful though the bus from Galway to Killarney may not run late into the night.

    I once got stranded in Galway for a night after coming from Shannon airport. Last bus left Galway at six pm.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,785 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer

    As above, options are:

    • Fly Kerry to Dublin with Ryanair and then Bus Éireann route 32 from Dublin Airport to Letterkenny
    • Train from Killarney or Cork to Dublin Heuston, tram to Busaras, and Bus Éireann route 32 to Letterkenny
    • Bus Eireann route 51 from Cork to Galway and then route 64 from Galway to Letterkenny will give you options for the coaches

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭mumof2

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭mumof2

    Yes, I see connections aren't a great thing either! At the moment I'm considering taking aircoach from Cork to Dublin, and the plane from Dublin to Donegal. There is bound to be a bus from Donegal Airport to Letterkenny!😅

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭mumof2

    The flight from Kerry Dublin wont give us enough time in Dublin airport for a continuing flight to Donegal unfortunately (only 1 hour to change planes in Dublin will be a horror story).

    I like your tip of Bus Eireann route 32 from Dublin Airport to Letterkenny. I'll look into that. Thanks very much.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,785 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer

    There is no direct bus connection from Donegal Airport to Letterkenny either, only a local service.

    I would seriously suggest that the best option is fly to Dublin and then the 32.

    Otherwise it's a long haul using Expressway.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,103 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble is a better site to check, as it includes the far more comfortable Cutylink from Cork to Galway, and also Bus Feda from Galway to Letterkenny.

    Never tried the latter myself, but everyone I know who does a similar trip regularly seems to prefer BF to BE.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,785 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer

    Far less options though compared to BÉ on either leg via Galway, which is why I suggested that option.

    Only one BF service that could be connected into and that gets to Letterkenny quite late.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 216 ✭✭DaBluBoi

    It's also possible to take the 51/251 to Galway then get on the 64 to Letterkenny. Not sure how timings would work out though

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭mumof2

    Thanks everyone. I'll get there😂

  • Registered Users Posts: 123 ✭✭James2020App

    What painful way did you decide to go after?