Dublin to Donegal with Expressway Route 30

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Dublin to Donegal with Expressway Route 30

Departing from Dublin’s Busáras Bus Station to Donegal and back, Route 30 passes through Dublin Airport, Cavan and Ballyshannon before arriving at the Abbey Hotel in Donegal. One service per day travels further to Glenties in Donegal, stopping outside the Paper Stop On the return journey.

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Services and Stops

Expressway's Route 30 bus service is one of the fastest ways of travelling between Dublin and Donegal. Route 30 operates daily non-stop services between Virginia at Dublin Airport and Dublin city. It's also one of the most convenient, with 6 services per day departing from Dublin and 7 departing daily from Donegal.

Departing from Dublin’s Busáras Bus Station to Donegal and back, Route 30 passes through Dublin Airport, Cavan and Ballyshannon before arriving at the Abbey Hotel in Donegal. One service per day travels further to Glenties in Donegal, stopping outside the Paper Stop on the return journey.

For your convenience and comfort, Route 30 customers may reserve a seat on a specific bus at a specific time. Seat reservation passengers should arrive 15 minutes before departure to be guaranteed to get onboard before the crowds to choose their seat on the bus. Also, with seat reservation, passengers can now change their booking online up to one hour before departure time.

Notable stops:

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport services depart from Donegal between 01:00 am and 19:00 pm, providing Donegal a direct and convenient link to the country's busiest airport. For passengers returning to Donegal and all Route 30 stops in-between, a total six departures start at 06:50 am through to 23:20 am.

Passengers are dropped right outside the terminal at Dublin Airport.

For more information on our airport services, click here.

For more information on Dublin Airport, click here.

Cavan Bus Station

Whether travelling towards Dublin or Donegal on Expressway Route 30, we depart from Cavan Bus Station on Farnham Street.

Please check out timetable for specific times as well as options from both the Departure and Arrival areas of the station.

Enniskillen

Just over an hour from Donegal on Expressway Route 30, we depart Enniskillen 7 times a day with a total 6 services departing in the other direction towards Dublin a day.

Departures towards Donegal start at 10:40 am with the last service leaving at 01:40 am.

From Donegal towards Dublin, we have departures from 02:00 am through to 20:00 pm.

All services leave from the UlsterBus Depot in Enniskillen.


Dublin to Donegal Journey Time

The journey time is approximately 3 hours and 35 minutes when stopping at the Abbey Hotel, and 4 hours and 35 minutes when travelling to Glenties. Route 30 operates daily non-stop services between Virginia at Dublin Airport and Dublin city.

Onboard services include extra-comfortable seats, Wi-Fi access and charging points.


Dublin to Donegal Coaches

Expressway coaches are a byword for comfort - reclining leather seats, air conditioning, sockets for charging any phones and laptops you might have, free Wi-Fi onboard, and plenty of room for any luggage you may have. Our fleet of brand new coaches will ensure your journey is Way Better.


Arriving in Dublin

Stepping off in our city’s capital opens up the entire island of Ireland for any prospective passengers travelling on, with our extensive services from Dublin giving you unparalleled access to the island of Ireland. See our list of related routes for details.


Dublin Shopping

If you’re heading to Dublin for a day out, you’re absolutely spoilt for choice. From high street shopping in Grafton Street, to some of Ireland’s best bars and restaurants, Dublin dwellers are spoilt for choice.

Tourist Attractions in Dublin

If you’re looking for a good day out, you could do worse than to spoil yourself with the historic delights of the Capital.

From the Book of Kells in the glorious surroundings of Trinity College , to the National Museum and Gallery, some of Ireland’s most storied sculptures and artefacts are just a 5 minute walk from Busáras.

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why not head North to Glasnevin, and learn about the heroes of Ireland’s revolutionary past in Glasnevin Cemetery.

A trip to the north side is never complete without a visit to the GAA’s home of Croke Park – in the museum you can learn all about the heritage and history of our national sports.

Dublin Public Transport

When you’re in Dublin, the best way to get around is by public transport. Here are a number of suggestions available to you:

Dublin Bus
Luas
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Service Number 30 X30 30 X30 30 X30 30 X30 30 X30 30 X30 30
Dublin (Busáras) DEP. 06.30 P 08.00 P 09.30 P 11.00 P 12.30 P 14.00 P 15.30 P 17.00 P 18.30 P 20.00 P 21.30 P 23.00 P 00.30 P
Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd, Zone 11 Stop 2) 06.50 P 08.20 P 09.50 P 11.20 P 12.50 P 14.20 P 15.50 P 17.20 P 18.50 P 20.20 P 21.50 P 23.20 P 00.50 P
Virginia (Main Street) 07.55 09.25 10.55 12.25 13.55 15.25 16.55 18.25 19.55 21.25 22.55 00.25 01.55
Cavan Bus Station (Farnham Street) ARR. 08.25 09.55 11.25 12.55 14.25 15.55 17.25 18.55 | 21.55 | 00.55 |
Cavan Bus Station (Farnham Street) DEP. 08.35 09.55 11.35 12.55 14.35 15.55 17.35 18.55 20.35 21.55 23.35 00.55 02.35
Butlersbridge (Northbound Stop) 08.42 | 11.42 | 14.42 | 17.42 | 20.42 | 23.42 | 02.42
Belturbet (Post Office) 08.52 | 11.52 | 14.52 | 17.52 | 20.52 | 23.52 | 02.52
Derrylin (Opposite Market Square) 09.05 | 12.05 | 15.05 | 18.05 | 21.05 | 00.05 | 03.05
Bellanaleck (Northbound Stop) 09.17 | 12.17 | 15.17 | 18.17 | 21.17 | 00.17 | 03.17
Enniskillen (Ulsterbus Depot) 09.25 10.40 12.25 13.40 15.25 16.40 18.25 19.40 21.25 22.40 00.25 01.40 03.25
Belleek (Topaz Garage) 10.00 | 13.00 | 16.00 | 19.00 | 22.00 | 01.00 | 04.00
Ballyshannon (Bus Station) 10.10 11.20 13.10 14.20 16.10 17.20 19.10 20.20 22.10 23.20 01.10 02.20 04.10
Donegal (Abbey Hotel) ARR. 10.30 D 11.35 D 13.30 D 14.35 D 16.30 D 17.35 D 19.30 D 20.35 D 22.30 D 23.35 D 01.30 D 02.35 D 04.30 D
Service Number X30 30 X30 30 X30 30 X30 30 X30 30 X30 30 X30
Donegal (Abbey Hotel) DEP. 01.00 P 02.30 P 04.00 P 05.30 P 07.00 P 08.30 P 10.00 P 11.30 P 13.00 P 14.30 P 16.00 P 17.30 P 19.00 P
Ballyshannon (Bus Station) 01.20 02.50 04.20 05.50 07.20 08.50 10.20 11.50 13.20 14.50 16.20 17.50 19.20
Belleek (Bus Shelter) | 03.00 | 06.00 | 09.00 | 12.00 | 15.00 | 18.00 |
Enniskillen (Ulsterbus Depot) 02.00 03.35 05.00 06.35 08.00 09.35 11.00 12.35 14.00 15.35 17.00 18.35 20.00
Bellanaleck (McCullagh's Southbound) | 03.43 | 06.43 | 09.43 | 12.43 | 15.43 | 18.43 |
Derrylin (Market Square) | 03.55 | 06.55 | 09.55 | 12.55 | 15.55 | 18.55 |
Belturbet (Pharmacy) | 04.08 | 07.08 | 10.08 | 13.08 | 16.08 | 19.08 |
Butlersbridge (Southbound Stop) | 04.18 | 07.18 | 10.18 | 13.18 | 16.18 | 19.18 |
Cavan Bus Station (Farnham Street) ARR. 02.40 | 05.40 07.25 08.40 10.25 11.40 13.25 14.40 16.25 17.40 19.25 20.40
Cavan Bus Station (Farnham Street) DEP. 02.40 04.35 05.40 07.35 08.40 10.35 11.40 13.35 14.40 16.35 17.40 19.35 20.40
Virginia (Main Street) 03.10 05.05 06.10 08.05 09.10 11.05 12.10 14.05 15.10 17.05 18.10 20.05 21.10
Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd, Zone 11 Stop 2) 04.15 D 06.10 D 07.15 D 09.10 D 10.15 D 12.10 D 13.15 D 15.10 D 16.15 D 18.10 D 19.15 D 21.10 D 22.15 D
Dublin (Busáras) ARR. 04.35 D 06.30 D 07.35 D 09.30 D 10.35 D 12.30 D 13.35 D 15.30 D 16.35 D 18.30 D 19.35 D 21.30 D 22.35 D

Key:

P = Pick-up stop only.

D = Drop-off stop only.

SuO = Operates Sundays and Public Holidays only.

Please Note:

No services on Christmas Day. Enquire about St.Stephen's Day services.

Normal service will operate on other Public Holidays. We advice passengers travelling to Dublin Airport to allow ample time for check-in.

From Dublin to Donegal


Depart:
  • Dublin (Busáras) Dep. Dur: 3h 50m
  • Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd, Zone 11 Stop 2)
  • Virginia (Main Street)
  • Cavan Bus Station (Farnham Street) Arr.
  • Cavan Bus Station (Farnham Street) Dep.
  • Butlersbridge (Northbound Stop)
  • Belturbet (Post Office)
  • Derrylin (Opposite Market Square)
  • Bellanaleck (Northbound Stop)
  • Enniskillen (Ulsterbus Depot)
  • Belleek (Topaz Garage)
  • Ballyshannon (Bus Station)
    Arrive:
  • Donegal (Abbey Hotel)

    From Donegal to Dublin


    Depart:
  • Donegal (Abbey Hotel) Dur: 3h 50m
  • Ballyshannon (Bus Station)
  • Belleek (Bus Shelter)
  • Enniskillen (Ulsterbus Depot)
  • Bellanaleck (Mccullaghs Southbound)
  • Derrylin (Market Square)
  • Belturbet (Pharmacy)
  • Butlersbridge (Southbound Stop)
  • Cavan Bus Station (Farnham Street) Arr
  • Cavan Bus Station (Farnham Street) Dep.
  • Virginia (Main Street)
  • Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd, Zone 11 Stop 2)
    Arrive:
  • Dublin (Busáras)