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Bus From Derry to Donegal Town.

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Bus From Derry to Donegal Town.

I am looking at the options for buses from Ballycastle to Donegal Town on 5 June. I have figured out the buses from Ballycastle to Derry by using the Translink website, but I am having difficulty with the Bus Eireann website. I was wondering if someone could help me to understand what is happening.

When I enter from Derry to Donegal Town a time table comes up but it is sort of grayed out, no fares show and I can't select a bus. It also shows "No fares available for stops and ticket type selected". Does anyone know why this would be?

I have emailed customer service twice, but have not heard back. I was hoping to figure this out before we leave the US.

Also, how much time should I allow from when the bus from Coleraine to Derry is due to arrive to the time the bus from Derry to Donegal departs. I see one option I like, but it only gives 10 minutes between the buses, would this be too close?

Thank you so much in advance for your assistance.

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County Donegal, Ireland
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1. Re: Bus From Derry to Donegal Town.

Bus Éireann Route 480 Derry

buseireann.ie/timetables/480-1516364667.pdf

Edited: 23 May 2018, 03:53
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2. Re: Bus From Derry to Donegal Town.

It's because it's not possible to book cross border services online on the Bus Eireann website. As a test, change your starting point to Letterkenny instead of Derry & you'll see all options as normal.

Bus Eireann - route 64 - Derry to Galway

Pay the driver in Derry before departure.

Edited: 23 May 2018, 06:21
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3. Re: Bus From Derry to Donegal Town.

Ah! Thank you so much, that explains it.

Do you know if the buses ever sell out? We don't want to miss getting seats. We have 4 people riding on 5 June.

Also, how much time should we allow for our bus from Coleraine to arrive in Derry to the time the 64 bus is scheduled to depart from Derry? I am seeing the times are pretty close, like 15-25 mintues between arrivals and departures. We want to make sure we have time to make the transfer from one bus to another.

Thanks again.

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4. Re: Bus From Derry to Donegal Town.

Sorry, I can't help you on the Coleraine to Derry bus but maybe you could start a thread in the Northern Ireland sub forum of the UK forum & you might get your answer there.

The 64 bus travels through the town where I live & apart from on public holidays, I've never seen it 100% full & so, I don't think you'll have a problem boarding in Derry.

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5. Re: Bus From Derry to Donegal Town.

Link to the N Ireland forum

https://www.tripadvisor.ie/ShowForum-g186469…

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6. Re: Bus From Derry to Donegal Town.

Thanks again for being so helpful. I will post on NI forum.

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