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Public Transport Dublin to Buncrana

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Public Transport Dublin to Buncrana

Coming in the fall. Want to start in Dublin, but go to Buncrana, bus or rail or both. HELP, please

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1. Re: Public Transport Dublin to Buncrana

You can get a coach from Dublin city centre to Buncrana


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2. Re: Public Transport Dublin to Buncrana

John Mc Ginley coaches. Here's the link:


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3. Re: Public Transport Dublin to Buncrana

If you wish to do the journey by rail as far as Derry it will take a bit longer (as it's not a direct route) but the scenery is quite good.

Would involve taking the Enterprise train from Dublin (Connolly) to Belfast Central

then an easy change of trains at Belfast Central to a Derry~Londonderry train.

It's possible to purchase a through ticket from Dublin to Derry though it's worth keeping an eye on online promotions as it may work out cheaper to buy Dublin-Belfast and Belfast-Derry separately.

Once in Derry, there's a free bus from the railway station to the bus station. From there Lough Swilly buses operate regularly to Buncrana.

The train crosses the Boyne at Drogheda - great views of the town and surrounds. North of Dundalk the train runs through the foothills of the Mourne mountains. The Belfast to Derry line has a spectacular coastal stretch.

Dublin - Belfast timetable:


Belfast - Derry~Londonderry timetable:


Lough Swilly bus from Derry to Buncrana:


A suggestion (if returning to Dublin) may be to take the coach one way and return by rail (or vice versa).

Hope you have an enjoyable stay.

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4. Re: Public Transport Dublin to Buncrana

Thanks to all for the info. I think we will take the train one way and coach the other. Again... Thanks to the helpful Irish!

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Planning same journey this Summer also , so many thanks for replies all . Very helpful .

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