Dublin to Letterkenny with Expressway Route 32

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Dublin to Letterkenny with Expressway Route 32

Departing from Busáras Bus Station in Dublin, the Expressway Route 32 bus service travels to Letterkenny, passing through Dublin Airport, Monaghan and Lifford en route before arriving at the central bus station in Letterkenny.

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Services and Stops

With nine services per day travelling in each direction, Expressway Route 32 is one of the most convenient ways to travel between Dublin and Letterkenny in Co. Donegal.

Departing from Busáras Bus Station in Dublin, the Expressway Route 32 bus service travels to Letterkenny, passing through Dublin Airport, Monaghan and Lifford en route before arriving at the central bus station in Letterkenny.

For your convenience and comfort, Route 32 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 Letterkenny from 01:45 am through to 05:45 pm, providing Donegal a direct and convenient link to the country's busiest airport. For airport passengers returning to Letterkenny, Monaghan and Lifford, departtures start at 06:35 am through to 11:05 pm.

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.

Monaghan

Expressway Route 32 departs from Monaghan Bus Station with many routes bound for both Letterkenny and Dublin each day.

For more information and specific times/locations, please reference the timetable.

Omagh

Departing from the UlsterBus depot, the Expressway Route 32 towards Dublin leaves Omagh 9 times a day. The first service departs at 02:37 am and the last at 8:45 pm.

Heading towards Letterkenny, we also have 9 routes starting at 11:40 am with the final service leaving Omagh at 01:40 am.

Please see our timetable for all routes.


Dublin to Letterkenny Journey Time

The Route 32 journey time is approximately 4 hours in total, making it one of the fastest ways of travelling between Dublin and Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.


Dublin to Letterkenny 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 northside 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
DART

Service Number                
B
Dublin (Busáras) DEP. 06.15 08.45 10.45 13.00 14.45 16.45 18.45 20.45 22.45
Dublin Airport (Atrium Road, Zone 11 Stop 2) 06.35 P 09.05 P 11.05 P 13.20 P 15.05 P 17.05 P 19.05 P 21.05 P 23.05 P
Ardee (By−pass Northbound) 07.15 09.45 11.45 14.00 15.45 17.45 19.45 21.45 23.45 D
Carrickmacross (South By−pass) 07.35 10.05 12.05 14.20 16.05 18.05 20.05 22.05 00.20 D
Castleblayney (Opp Old Coach Inn) 07.50 10.20 12.20 14.35 16.20 18.20 20.20 22.35 00.35 D
Monaghan (Bus Station) ARR. 08.10 10.40 12.40 14.55 16.40 18.40 20.40 22.55 00.55 D
Monaghan (Bus Station) DEP. 08.25 10.55 12.55 15.10 16.55 18.55 20.55 22.55 00.55 D
Emyvale (Scarna Inn) 08.34 R 11.04 R 13.04 R 15.19 R 17.04 R 19.04 R 21.04 R 23.04 R 01.04 D
Aughnacloy (Dew Drop Inn) 08.40 R 11.10 R 13.10 R 15.25 R 17.10 R 19.10 R 21.10 R 23.10 R 01.10 D
Ballygawley (Park & Ride Stop) 08.50 R 11.20 R 13.20 R 15.35 R 17.20 R 19.20 R 21.20 R 23.20 R 01.20 D
Omagh (Ulsterbus Depot) 09.10 11.40 13.40 15.55 17.40 19.40 21.40 23.40 01.40 D
Newtownstewart (Bypass SPRATT) 09.25 R 11.55 R 13.55 R 16.10 R 17.55 R 19.55 R 21.55 R 23.55 R 01.55 D
Sion Mills (Recreation Club) 09.33 R 12.03 R 14.03 R 16.18 R 18.03 R 20.03 R 22.03 R 00.03 R 02.03 D
Strabane (Bradley Way) 09.40 12.10 14.10 16.25 18.10 20.10 22.10 00.10 02.10 D
Lifford (Lifford Hospital) 09.45 12.15 14.15 16.30 18.15 20.15 22.15 00.15 02.15 D
Letterkenny (Port Road Opp LYIT) 10.13 12.43 14.43 16.58 18.43 20.43 22.43 00.43 02.43
Letterkenny (Bus Station) ARR. 10.15 12.45 14.45 17.00 18.45 20.45 22.45 00.45 02.45
Service Number              
B B
Letterkenny (Bus Station) DEP. 01.45 05.30 07.20 09.20 11.20 13.20 15.20 17.45 19.45
Letterkenny (Port Road LYIT) 01.47 05.32 07.22 09.22 11.22 13.22 15.22 17.47 19.47
Lifford (Opp Lifford Hospital) 02.05 05.55 07.45 09.45 11.45 13.45 15.45 18.10 20.10
Strabane (Bradley Way) 02.10 06.00 07.50 09.50 11.50 13.50 15.50 18.15 20.15
Sion Mills (Opp Post Office) 02.15 R 06.07 R 07.57 R 09.57 R 11.57 R 13.57 R 15.57 R 18.22 R 20.22 R
Newtownstewart (Bypass Opp Spratt) 02.20 R 06.15 R 08.05 R 10.05 R 12.05 R 14.05 R 16.05 R 18.30 R 20.30 R
Omagh (Ulsterbus Depot) 02.37 06.30 08.20 10.20 12.20 14.20 16.20 18.45 20.45
Ballygawley (Park & Ride Bus Stop) 02.55 R 06.50 R 08.40 R 10.40 R 12.40 R 14.40 R 16.40 R 19.05 R 21.05 R
Aughnacloy (Toals Bookmaker) 03.00 R 07.00 R 08.50 R 10.50 R 12.50 R 14.50 R 16.50 R 19.15 R 21.15 R
Emyvale (Opp Scarna Inn) 08.34 R 11.04 R 13.04 R 15.19 R 17.04 R 19.04 R 21.04 R 23.04 R 01.04 R
Monaghan (Bus Station) ARR. 03.15 07.15 09.05 11.05 13.05 15.05 17.05 19.30 21.30
Monaghan (Bus Station) DEP. 03.15 07.30 09.20 11.20 13.20 15.20 17.20 19.45 21.30
Castleblayney (Old Coach Inn) 03.35 07.50 09.40 11.40 13.40 15.40 17.40 20.05 21.50
Carrickmacross (South By−pass) 03.45 08.00 09.50 11.50 13.50 15.50 17.50 20.15 22.00
Ardee (By−pass Eastbound) 04.00 08.25 10.15 12.15 14.15 16.15 18.15 20.40 22.40
Airport (Atrium Road, Zone 11 Stop 2) 04.50 D 09.05 D 10.55 D 12.55 D 14.55 D 16.55 D 18.55 D 21.20 D 23.20 D
Dublin (Busáras) ARR. 05.10 09.40 11.20 13.20 15.20 17.20 19.20 21.45 23.45

Key:

P = Pick-up stop only.

D = Drop-off stop only.

R = Request stop.

B = Fifteen minutes comfort stop en-route.

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 Letterkenny


Depart:
  • BUSÁRAS (DUBLIN) Dur: 4h
  • ATRIUM ROAD, ZONE 11 STOP 2 (DUBLIN)
  • BY−PASS (ARDEE)
  • SOUTH BY−PASS (CARRICKMACROSS)
  • HANRATTY (CASTLEBLAYNEY )
  • BUS STATION (MONAGHAN) ARR
  • BUS STATION (MONAGHAN) DEP
  • EMYVALE
  • AUGHNACLOY
  • PARK & RIDE BUS STOP (BALLYGAWLEY )
  • ULSTERBUS DEPOT (OMAGH )
  • BY−PASS (NEWTOWNSTEWART)
  • SION MILLS
  • BRADLEY WAY (STRABANE)
  • CUSTOMS OFFICE (LIFFORD)
    Arrive:
  • BUS STATION (LETTERKENNY)

    From Letterkenny to Dublin


    Depart:
  • BUS STATION (LETTERKENNY) Dur: 4h
  • AIB BANK (LIFFORD)
  • BRADLEY WAY (STRABANE)
  • SION MILLS
  • BY−PASS (NEWTOWNSTEWART)
  • ULSTERBUS DEPOT (OMAGH)
  • PARK & RIDE BUS STOP (BALLYGAWLEY)
  • AUGHNACLOY
  • EMYVALE
  • BUS STATION (MONAGHAN) ARR
  • HANRATTY (CASTLEBLAYNEY)
  • SOUTH BY−PASS (CARRICKMACROSS)
  • ARDEE BY−PASS
  • ATRIUM ROAD, ZONE 11 STOP 2 (AIRPORT)
    Arrive:
  • BUSÁRAS (DUBLIN)