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Getting Around Donegal

Donegal has its own airport at Carrickfinn with very limited services to Ireland and Britain. Aside from the airport, the nearest ferryports are at Belfast and Larne; and better air services are available at Ireland West Airport Knock, Belfast, and Dublin. There are no railway lines in Donegal. There are bus services to Sligo, Galway, and Dublin; as well as to Derry and Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Bus Services to Donegal

Bus Éireann provide services to County Donegal from Dublin, Sligo, Belfast and other counties. For further information on bus services telephone +353 (0)1 836-6111 or visit

Rail Services to Donegal

There are no rail services to County Donegal. The nearest railway stations would be at Derry City and Sligo Town.


Donegal Regional Airport is situated in Carrickfinn in the north-west of the county, with limited services to Ireland and Britain. For details on other airports in Ireland, see our Irish Airport Guide.

Driving Distances from Donegal

  Kilometres Miles
Athlone 183 114
Belfast 180 112
Cork 402 250
Derry 69 43
Dublin 222 138
Dundalk 158 99
Galway 204 127
Kilkenny 309 193
Killarney 407 253
Limerick 296 184
Portlaoise 257 160
Roscommon 151 94
Rosslare Europort 391 243
Shannon Airport 283 176
Sligo 66 42
Waterford 357 222
Wexford 372 232
Wicklow 275 171

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