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Bundoran Surf Co is based in the town of Bundoran, County Donegal on Ireland’s scenic North Western seaboard. Bundoran is an approximate 2 and half hour drive from Belfast, 3 hours from Dublin. About 2 hours from Galway and 1 hour 15 minutes from Derry.
The way on get to Bundoran on public transport is via bus. Our Surf Lodge is opposite the East End bus Stop in Bundoran. There is no direct service to Bundoran but there is a direct service to Ballyshannon which is 7km from Bundoran. You can either get a taxi from Ballyshannon or get a local connecting bus. This is generally the quickest way as the Dublin to Ballyshannon route has an airport express bus with less stops. Its possible to get a bus via Sligo changing in Sligo bus station. Bus Eirannan Timetable here
The train station in Sligo is beside the bus station so if you prefer the train you can get the train to sligo and then a connecting bus from Sligo to Bundoran.
We do have a private bus from Dublin for those coming on weekends. This is subject to availability and leaves Friday 7pm from Hueston station and returns 4pm Sunday afternnon.
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
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
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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: www.translink.co.uk
You can fly into Belfast from many international destinations and also from destinations within Ireland.
Belfast International Airport www.belfastairport.com
Belfast City Airport www.belfastcityairport.com
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 www.cityofderryairport.com
Getting here from UK
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.
For car rental contact us to avail of discounts with Thrifty Car Rental
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.
Getting here from USA
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.
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