Bundoran is a lot closer than you think and very easy to access! Located at Donegal’s most southerly point we’re the first stop as you enter the county from Sligo and Leitrim on the main N15 Sligo to Donegal road.

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Approximate Distances

Dublin  128 miles/205 km  2.5 Hours

Belfast  112 miles/180 km  2 Hours

Sligo  26 miles/41 km  30 Mins

Knock  69 miles/111 km  70 mins

Galway  112 miles/180 km  2 Hours

Shannon  161 miles/258km  3 Hours

By Car

Bundoran can be reached by the following routes:
From Dublin via Cavan, Enniskillen N3
From Dublin via Sligo N4 – N15
From Galway via Sligo N17 – N15
From Belfast via Enniskillen M1 – A4 – A46
Plan your route with the AA Routeplanner


Please note services continue to be affected by Covid-19 restrictions. We have done our best to keep these updated but please check with your transport provider in advance of travelling for any further updates.

By Coach

Regular services operate to/from Bundoran offering connections to Dublin, Galway and Belfast.

Bus Eireann Route 64 (Derry/Galway) – Timetable here
Bus Eireann Route 480 (Derry/Sligo) – Timetable here
Bus Eireann Route 30 and X30 (Dublin/Donegal) – Timetable here
Ulsterbus (Pettigo/Enniskillen) Service 194b – Timetable here
Bus Feda Galway to Donegal – Bus Feda services are currently suspended.

Local Link services – please see below.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is Sligo, which has frequent services to/from Dublin. Current timetable here.

By Air

Nearest airports are at Donegal (Carrickfinn), City of Derry and Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK), Belfast International and George Best Belfast City Airport are only 2½ hours away and Dublin International Airport is only 3 hours away.

Local Link

Route 983 – Kinlough – Bundoran – Ballyshannon – Timetables valid from Monday March 2nd 2020.

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Local Link Timetable Ballyshannon to Kinlough

Ballyshannon to Sligo via Bundoran

Local Link Ballyshannon to Sligo

Sligo to Ballyshannon via Bundoran

Local Link Sligo to Ballyshannon

Donegal Town to Ballyshannon via Rossnowlagh & Return

Local Link Donegal Town to Ballyshannon

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