Getting to Letterkenny Institute of Technology

By Air

If you are flying to Ireland check out which of the airports suit you best. Each one will have connections to Letterkenny by bus or taxi.

Airport

City of Derry Airport

Approx 45 kms via the A2 and N13. Located 14 kms from Derry on the main A2 Derry to Coleraine road.Taxi or bus connection from Derry Ulsterbus Depot (Foyle Street) to Letterkenny with Lough Swilly Bus Company (http://home.clara.net/sjp/nibus/lstt-2009a.pdf).www.cityofderryairport.com

Donegal Airport

Located in Carrickfinn, approx. 60 kms away.Taxi and car hire available (advance reservation necessary for both). www.donegalairport.ie

Belfast International Airport

Approx. 135 kms via the A6 and N13.

Bus connection to Derry Quayside Shopping Centre (Strand Road) with http://www.airporter.co.uk/ and bus connection from Derry Ulsterbus Depot (Foyle Street) to Letterkenny with Lough Swilly Bus Company (http://home.clara.net/sjp/nibus/lstt-2009a.pdf).

www.belfastairport.com

Ireland West Airport Knock

165 kms via the N17 and N4.Direct bus connection to Letterkenny (Bus Eireann Expressway #64 approx)

http://www.irelandwestairport.com/

Dublin Airport

Approx 230 kms via the M1, N2 and A5. Direct bus connection to Letterkenny (Bus Eireann Expressway #32)

www.dublinairport.com

By Sea

A variety of ferry services are available from Britain and continental Europe to Ireland. Ports in Ireland include Dublin Port, Dún Laoghaire Harbour and Rosslare Harbour. In Northern Ireland, the ports are Port of Belfast and Port of Larne. Some useful websites are -

  • www.directferries.ie
  • www.stenaline.ie
  • www.irishferries.com
  • www.poirishsea.com
  • www.dfdsseaways.co.uk.

By Road - Car

Driving time from Dublin, Athlone or Galway is three - four hours, depending on traffic and time of day. Derry is about thirty minutes' drive and Belfast is approximately two hours away.

By Road - Bus

Several bus companies operate daily services and the campus is only about five minutes' walk from the Bus Éireann Depot and the drop-off point for most of the private bus companies.

Dublin to Letterkenny

This route serves Dublin Airport and also the towns of Ardee, Castleblayney, Monaghan, Omagh, Strabane and Lifford. The main operators are Bus Éireann (Expressway #32) and John McGinley Coach Travel.

Galway to Letterkenny

This route serves the towns of Tuam, Claremorris, Knock, Ireland West Airport Knock, Sligo, Bundoran, Ballyshannon, Donegal Town and Ballybofey/Stranorlar. The main operators are Bus Éireann (Expressway #64) & Feda O'Donnell. Private bus companies from other towns in the west (eg, Westport, Castlebar, Ballina) arrange their schedules to link up with these.

Within Donegal

Several operators link various parts of Donegal to Letterkenny, including the Lough Swilly Bus Company, McGeehan Coaches, and North West Busways.

Contact details for the major operators -

Bus Company Contact

Bus Éireann

Connections from all depots nationwide.

www.buseireann.ie

  • Dublin +353 (0)1 836 6111
  • Galway +353 (0)91 562000

John McGinley Coach Travel

Annagry, Gortahork, Falcarragh, Dunfanaghy, Creeslough, Kilmacrennan, Letterkenny.Dublin - Letterkenny.

www.johnmcginley.com

+353 (0)74 913520

McGeehan Coaches

Glencolmcille, Killybegs, Ardara, Glenties, Letterkenny.

Dublin - Letterkenny.

www.mcgeehancoaches.com

+353 (0)74 9546150

Lough Swilly Bus Company

Derry, Letterkenny, Falcarragh, Dungloe.

Fanad - Letterkenny.

+353 (0)74 9122863

+44 (0)28 7126 2017

By Rail

The nearest rail connection points are -

Derry (33 kms), with a bus connection to Letterkenny via Bus Éireann or Lough Swilly Bus Company.

Sligo (112 kms), with a bus connection to Letterkenny via Bus Éireann or Feda O'Donnell Coach Travel.

By Taxi

The Town Square on Main Street has a taxi rank but you can phone for a taxi from anywhere. Here are some useful taxi numbers for Letterkenny -

  • Letterkenny Cabs +353 (0)74 9127000 or 1800 272000
  • Swilly Cabs +353 (0)74 9121666
  • Divers Taxis +353 (0)74 9126888
  • High Road Cab +353 (0)74 9127400
  • A Cabs +353 (0)74 9122272
  • City Cabs +353 (0)74 9178877

By Town Bus

Although your accommodation will likely be within walking distance of our campus, you will also find the Letterkenny Town Bus Service very useful. It runs a shuttle service between the town centre and most of the housing estates, and passes the college campus.

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