Dublin Airport to Donegal

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Travel from Dublin Airport to Donegal with Expressway Route 30/X30

Whether you're travelling to Donegal for a holiday, or heading to Dublin Airport from Donegal, with 13 services daily in each direction, Expressway Route 30 and our limited stop Route X30 are the perfect choices.

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Dublin Airport Transfer to Donegal

Dublin Airport services depart from Donegal between 1:00 am and 7:00 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 of seven departures start at 6:30 am through to 11:20 pm.

For passengers returning to Virginia, Cavan, Enniskillen, Ballyshannon and Donegal, the limited stop X30 service has 6 services departing Dublin Airport beginning at 8:20 am through to 11:00 pm.

Passengers are dropped off right outside the terminals at Dublin Airport at Zone 11, Stop 2.

Dublin Airport to Donegal journey time

The journey time from Dublin Airport to Donegal on Route 30 is approximately 4 hours, while the journey time with the limited stop X30 service is only 3 hours and 35 minutes, making it one of the fastest ways to travel to and from Dublin airport and Donegal.

Dublin Airport to Donegal Coaches

Expressway coaches provide superior comfort and convenience with reclining leather seats, air conditioning, sockets for charging devices, free 4G Wi-Fi, and plenty of room for luggage. Our fleet of luxury coaches will ensure your journey between Dublin Airport and Donegal is as relaxing as it is enjoyable.


Dublin Airport to Donegal useful information

Choose to travel between Dublin Airport and Donegal with Expressway, Ireland's largest airport bus service and avoid the delays caused by traffic and other travel uncertainties.

From Donegal to Dublin Airport

Expressway Route 30/X30 from Donegal arrives directly into Dublin Airport (Zone 10, Stop 2), just a short stroll from both Dublin Airport terminals.

From Dublin Airport to Donegal

From Dublin Airport, Expressway Route 30/X30 passes through 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.

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)

    Donegal visitor attractions

    Easily accessible from Dublin Airport, Donegal is part of the Wild Atlantic Way and it's not surprising that County Donegal was named the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’ by National Geographic Traveller. Here are just a few examples showing the diversity of attractions and activities on offer.

    Donegal Equestrian Centre

    Donegal Equestrian Centre

    Open all year round, the Donegal Equestrian Centre offers some of the best beach riding in Donegal. Horse riding lessons, trail rides and pony camps are also available for all skill levels.

    Go to donegalequestriancentre.com
    Donegal Castle

    Donegal Castle

    Donegal Castle is located in the centre of Donegal town and is one of the town's most popular attractions. Built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, the castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. Guided tours of Donegal Castle are also available.

    See govisitdonegal.com
    Lough Eske

    Lough Eske

    Lough Eske lies at the foot of the Blue Stack Mountains just outside Donegal Town. Fishing is available (with license) and the fish in the lough include spring salmon, sea trout, and char.

    See welovedonegal.com
    Bundoran Surf School

    Bundoran Surf School

    Situated on the south shore of Donegal Bay, Bundoran is famously known as the capital of Irish Surfing; it attracts surfers from around the country and worldwide all year round. Enjoy a surfing holiday and learn how to catch the ultimate wave at Bundoran Surf School.

    Visit bundoransurfco.com

    Other Donegal Attractions

    From enjoying the Blue Flag beaches to exploring historical sites, Donegal has an abundance of attractions and activities to suit everyone. Expressway Route 30/X30 to Donegal is your gateway to discover this amazing county.

    Find out more about Donegal at govisitdonegal.com

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