Getting Here: Bundoran

Bundoran Surf Co is based in the town of Bundoran, County Donegal on Ireland’s scenic North Western seaboard. There are many ‘getting here’ links and timetables for air, road, rail and bus in the various sub-categories of this part of the website.

For a detailed map of Bundoran click here

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Bus Eireann – for bus times nationwide:

Irish rail information nationwide:

Donegal Airport – Located at Carrickfinn, Kincasslagh, on the top North-western corner of Ireland. Car Hire available at airport.

Donegal to Dublin – 45 mins
Donegal to Glasgow Prestwick – 55 mins





Getting Here From Dublin

Bundoran is a 3-hour drive from Dublin. If you are driving from Dublin take the N4 to Sligo, and then on to Bundoran, via the N15 from Sligo. You can also take the N3 from Dublin to Cavan and then on to Enniskillen and Bundoran. You can take the N3 or N4 exits from the M50 (Dublin’s main ring road).
Buses run regularly from Dublin to Ballyshannon (Donegal service), which is just 4 miles from Bundoran, with bus connections. You can get the Ballyshannon bus from Dublin Airport or from the city centre bus terminal (Bus Aras).
Click here for Dublin to Donegal bus timetable

Click here for Ballyshannon to Bundoran timetable

You can also take the train to Sligo and then bus or taxi to Bundoran.
Click here for Dublin to Sligo train timetable
To get a bus from Sligo to Bundoran use the Galway to Derry service and get off at the East End stop in Bundoran.

You can fly from Dublin to Sligo – 30 mins from Bundoran
Click here for flight details

You can also fly from Dublin to Donegal airport (Carrickfin) – 90mins from Bundoran
Click here for details

Rental cars available at Dublin Airport and other locations with Thrifty Car Rental 

Getting Here From Sligo

Sligo is just 25 miles away. Driving from Sligo to Bundoran takes about 30 minutes via the N15. It is a good road but can be busy.

There are buses from Sligo to Bundoran. You can get on the Galway to Derry express, which passes through Bundoran. Get off at the East End stop (ask the driver) and we are beside the stop.
Click here for Galway to Derry service

Getting Here From Galway

Galway is 2.5-hour drive via the N17 to Sligo and then the N15 to Bundoran.

If travelling by bus from Galway takes the Derry Express, which passes through Bundoran. Get off at the East End stop in Bundoran. Click here for Galway to Derry bus timetable.

If you are arriving in Knock airport the Derry-Galway bus stops at the airport.

There is no train service between Galway and Sligo.

Getting Here From Belfast

Bundoran is a 2.5-hour drive from Belfast. Take the M1 from the city and then the A4 to Enniskillen and on to Bundoran. You can also go via Omagh on the A5 and on to Kesh (A32), Belleek and Bundoran.

There are buses from Belfast to Bundoran, via Enniskillen.

Buses from N.Ireland with Ulsterbus:

You can fly into Belfast from many international destinations and also from destinations within Ireland.

Belfast International Airport

Belfast City Airport

Getting Here From Derry

Derry is 70 miles away and takes 90 minutes to drive via the N13 to Letterkenny and then the N15 to Donegal town and Bundoran.

Take the Derry to Galway bus and get off at the East End stop in Bundoran.

It is also possible to fly into Derry from Ireland and the UK.

City of Derry Airport

Getting Here From The UK

There are many airlines flying into Ireland from the UK. The main airlines are Aer Lingus, Ryanair, BMI, British Airways. You can also fly from Manchester to Sligo with Aer Arran.

The main airports are Dublin, Belfast, Knock (Ireland West) and Shannon. Dublin is a 3-hour drive, Belfast 2.5 hours, Knock 1.5 hours, and Shannon 4 hours. There are bus connections to Bundoran from all airports.

There are also ferry services between Ireland and the UK.

Irish Ferries, Stena Line, P&O ferries.
Ferries sail into Dublin and Belfast. There are also ferries to Rosslare, which is a 5-6 hours drive from Bundoran.

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Getting Here From Europe

There are many airlines flying into Ireland from mainland Europe. Main airports are Dublin, Belfast, Shannon and Knock. See UK page for links. Good bus connections from all airports to Bundoran.

There are also ferries from France to Ireland (Irish Ferries) and many ferries from Europe to UK (P&O), and then connections to Ireland from the UK. See UK page for links.

Renting a car is a good way to check out the surf. Most airlines charge about €30 each way for a surfboard and you can easily strap your board on to the roof of the rental car (remember to bring straps). British Airways are not carrying surfboards longer than 6’1″ anymore for economy passengers.

For car rental in Ireland check out Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Enterprise or Hertz

Getting Here From The USA

From the USA there are plenty of airlines flying into Ireland. Main ones are Aer Lingus, Delta, American and Continental. Flights come into Dublin (3 hour drive) and Shannon (4 hour drive).

Most airlines will carry surfboards for about €30 each way. Some American carriers may have embargos on boards at certain times of year. Aer Lingus seems to be the most reliable for boards.

Renting a car is the best way to access the surf. Check the Europe page for links to car rental companies.