Donegal – Galway2023-07-20T13:19:34+01:00
LocationPick Up PointMon-Sat AMMon-Sat PMFriday ExtraFriday ExtraSunday MorningSunday AfternoonSunday Evening
CrollyPaddy Óg’s Pub7.20am2.45pm10.20am7.20am1.50pm5.30pm
GweedoreBunbeg Cross Roads7.30am2.55pm10.30am7.30am2.00pm5.45pm
GweedoreMolloy’s Supermarket7.32am2.57 pm10.32am7.32am2.02pm5.47pm
FalcarraghOpposite Gweedore Bar7.50am3.15pm10.50am7.50am2.20pm6.05pm
DunfanaghyTown Square8.00am3.25pm11.00am8.00am2.30pm6.15pm
KilmacrennanPost Office8.20am3.50pm11.20am8.20am2.50pm6.35pm
LetterkennyBus stop@station rounabout9.00am4.30pm12.00pm9.00am3.30pm7.30pm
BallybofeyBus stop@Mc Elhinney’s Shop9.15am4.45pm12.15pm9.15am3.45pm7.45pm
Donegal TownGarda Station9.45am5.15pm12.45pm9.45am4.15pm8.15pm
BallyshannonMaggie’s Bar10.00am5.30pm1.00pm10.00am4.30pm8.30pm
BundoranHollyrood Hotel10.05am5.35pm1.05pm10.05am4.35pm8.35pm
GrangeOpposite Chapel10.15am5.45pm1.15pm10.15am4.45pm8.45pm
Sligo (ARR)IT Sligo*9.12pm
Sligo (ARR)Opposite Connolly’s Pub Markievicz Road10.45am6.15pm1.45pm10.45am5.15pm9.15pm
Sligo (DEP)By the GAA Pitch at the Knocknarea Arena*1.00pm
Sligo (DEP)Opposite Tom Connolly’s Pub Markievicz Road11.00am6.30pm*1.05pm2.00pm11.00am5.30pm9.30pm
CollooneyOn hard shoulder near Petrol Station between the two Roundabouts11.05am6.35pm*1.10pm2.05pm11.05am5.35pm9.35pm
BallinacarrowFallon’s shop11.10am6.40pm*1.15pm2.10pm11.10am5.40pm9.40pm
TubbercurryNew bus stop on the bypass11.20am6.50pm*1.25pm2.20pm11.20am5.50pm9.50pm
CharlestownMurray’s Bar (square)11.30am7.00pm*1.35pm2.30pm11.30am6.00pm10.00pm
KnockLennon’s Cafe11.50am7.20pm*1.55pm2.50pm11.50am6.20pm10.20pm
ClaremorrisSquare opposite Chemist12.00pm7.30pm*2.05pm3.00pm12.00pm6.30pm10.30pm
TuamCorrib Oil filling Station near Level crossing on N1712.25pm7.55pm*2.30pm3.25pm12.25pm6.55pm10.55pm
GalwayEyre Square1.05pm8.40pm*3.10pm4.15pm1.05pm7.40pm11.40pm
GalwayCathedral Gaol Rd bus stop 10936&109371.10pm*3.15pm4.20pm1.10pm*11.45pm
GalwayCorrib Village*11.50pm
GalwayBallybane Rd, Bus stop 2818 at GMIT*12.00am
AnnagryCar Park7.50am (Monday only)2.20pm
DungloeCommunity Hall on N568.10am (Monday only)2.40pm*6.40pm
GlentiesCommunity Centre8.40am(Monday only)3.15pm*7.15pm
ArdaraNesbitt Arms Hotel8.45am(Monday only)3.20pm*7.20pm
KillybegsBayview Hotel9.10am(Monday only)3.45pm*7.45pm
Donegal TownGarda Station9.45am4.15pm*8.15pm
Newton CunninghamKernans Shop*6.45pm
LetterkennyBus stop@station rounabout*7.00pm

* During College Term Only.

LocationPick Up PointMon-Sat AMMon-Sat PMFriday ExtraFriday ExtraSunday AfternoonSunday Evening
GalwayGMIT Bus Park*1.00pm (Feeder Service)
GalwayCathedral Gaol Rd bus stop 10936 & 10937 (Arrival)*1.20pm Arrival7.45pm Arrival
GalwayCathedral Gaol Rd bus stop 10936 & 10937 (Departing)9.00am4.00 pm1.30pm5.30pm3.00pm8.00pm
GalwayEyre Square (Departing)
TuamCorrib Oil filling Station near Level crossing on N179.25am4.25pm1.55pm5.55pm3.25pm8.25pm
ClaremorrisSquare opposite Chemist99.50am4.50pm2.20pm6.20pm3.50pm8.50pm
KnockLennon’s Cafe10.00am5.00pm2.30pm6.30pm4.00pm9.00pm
CharlestownSpar shop on Sligo Road10.20am5.20pm2.50pm6.50pm4.20pm9.20pm
TubbercurryNew bus stop on the bypass10.30am5.30pm3.00pm7.00pm4.30pm9.30pm
BallincarrowFallon’s shop10.40am5.40pm3.10pm7.10pm4.40pm9.40pm
CollooneyOn hard shoulder near Petrol Station between the two Roundabouts10.45am5.45pm3.15pm7.15pm4.45pm9.45pm
Sligo (Arr)Opposite Connolly’s Pub Markievicz Road11.05am6.05pm3.35pm7.50pm5.05pm10.05pm
Sligo (Dep)Opposite Connolly’s Pub Markievicz Road11.15am6.15pm3.45pm8.00pm5.15pm10.15pm
Sligo (ARR)IT Sligo*10.18pm
BundoranTourist Office11.40am6.40pm4.05pm8.25pm5.40pm10.40pm
BallyshannonOpposite Slevin’s Shop11.45am6.45pm4.20pm8.30pm5.45pm10.45pm
Donegal TownOpposite Garda Station at Waterbus Office12.05pm7.05pm4.30pm8.50pm6.05pm11.05pm
BallybofeyJust Inn Cafe12.30pm7.30pm5.00pm9.15pm6.30pm11.30pm
LetterkennyBus stop at Station roundabout12.50pm7.50pm5.30pm9.40pm6.50pm11.50pm
KilmacrennanPost office1.00pm8.00pm5.40pm9.50pm7.00pm12.00am
CreesloughCar park1.15pm8.15pm5.55pm10.05pm7.15pm12.15am
DunfanaghyTown Square1.25pm8.25pm6.05pm10.15pm7.25pm12.25am
FalcarraghAt Gweedore Bar1.40pm8.40pm6.20pm10.30pm7.40pm12.40am
GweedoreMolloys Supermarket2.05pm2.05pm9.05pm6.45pm10.55pm8.05pm1.05am
Bunbeg Crosswords2.07pm9.07pm6.47pm10.57pm8.07pm 1.07am
CrollyPaddys Ogs Pub2.15pm9.15pm7.00pm11.05pm8.15pm 1.15pm
LetterkennyBus stop at Station roundabout – Requested pickup only*7.50pm
NewtowncunninghamKernans Shop*8.05pm
Donegal TownOpposite Garda Station at Waterbus Office*7.05pm*4.30pm*8.50pm
KillybegsBayview Hotel*7.45pm*5.15pm*9.30pm
ArdaraNesbitt Arms Hotel*8.05pm*5.35pm*9.45pm
GlentiesCommunity Centre*8.15pm*5.45pm*10.00pm
DungloeOpposite Community Hall on N56*8.45pm*6.15pm*10.30pm
AnnagryCar Park*9.00pm*6.35pm*11.00pm

*During College Term Only.

Donegal to Galway Bus Routes
Galway to donegal Bus Routes

Frequently asked questions for our Donegal to Galway bus service

Does the bus go directly to the colleges in Galway?2022-11-18T15:51:31+00:00

Yes, we operate an express bus to Galway and express bus to Sligo on Sundays during college term and we also operate an express bus service from Galway to Sligo and an express bus service from Galway to Sligo on Fridays during college term.

  • Buses stop at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)
  • Buses stop at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Atlantic Technological University Formerly, GMIT Galway)
  • Buses stop at the Institute of Technology Sligo  (Atlantic Technological University Formerly, IT Sligo)
Does the bus drop off near the student accommodation?2022-08-10T13:10:30+01:00

We will deliver students to the main Student Accommodation areas in Galway on our Sunday evening service, including drop-offs at Corrib Village, Dunaras, Cuirt na Coirbe, GMIT, Glasan, NUIG and others. All other arrivals into Galway will drop at Eyre Square and Galway Cathedral.

Does the bus go direct to the college in Sligo?2022-11-30T13:13:11+00:00

Yes, we drop off at the main gates of ATU Sligo, Atlantic Technological University (formerly IT Sligo) on a Sunday evening during college term as well as at the main stop at Thomas Connolly’s Bar on Markievicz Road. All other arrivals into Sligo drop off at Thomas Connolly’s Bar on Markievicz Road.

Does Bus Feda accept the YAC (Young Adult Leap) card?2022-11-11T12:01:14+00:00

Yes, we are part of the YAC & Student Travel Scheme. The YAC offers 50% discounted fares to all young adults between 19 and 23 years old. YAC tickets can be purchased here on our website. We also accept the Student Leap Card which gives all 3rd Level education Students a 50% discount on standard fares.

Does the bus go direct to the college in Letterkenny?2022-11-30T13:13:38+00:00

Yes, we drop off in Ballyraine and also near the back entrance of Atlantic Technological University Letterkenny (formerly LYIT) on a Sunday evening during college term. All other arrivals into Letterkenny drop off at the Bus Stop near the station roundabout.

What is Atlantic Technological University?2022-11-18T15:49:27+00:00

Atlantic Technological University (also known as Atlantic TU or ATU) is the new name for Sligo IT, Letterkenny IT and GMIT. ATU is a multi-campus technological university in the west and northwest of Ireland that delivers a rich combination of academic and research excellence, quality of life and opportunity.

How much is the bus to Galway from Donegal?2022-08-10T12:53:58+01:00

 Please use the Journey Planner on the homepage to check all the different fares including the new YAC Student Travel fare to Galway, Sligo and Letterkenny.

Can I bring my bike on the bus?2022-08-10T12:56:43+01:00

Yes as long as you inform the Bus Feda Office in advance. There is no extra charge for a bike.

Do you cancel your bus services like other providers?2022-08-10T12:56:19+01:00

No, in the past 39 years, Bus Feda has never cancelled a service. We are very reliable and generally on time. We aim to look after all of our passengers, treat them with respect whilst bringing them to their destination in a safe, speedy and comfortable manner. We have been bringing students to college in Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and Galway since 1983.

Is there a toilet?2022-08-10T12:55:33+01:00

Not all Bus Feda coaches have toilets. We stop for a comfort break in Letterkenny and in Sligo so 2 hours is the most anyone will be onboard without a comfort break. Occasionally passengers need to go to the toilet during the trip for different reasons in which case the driver will allow them to go in one of the tows along the route.

How long does the bus trip take?2022-08-10T12:54:24+01:00

The Letterkenny to Galway bus takes approximately 4 hours. The Sligo to Letterkenny bus takes 1 hour 45 minutes. The Sligo to Galway bus takes approximately 2 hours.

Do you charge for baggage?2022-08-10T12:57:02+01:00

NO, Passengers can bring a reasonable amount of luggage without charge.

Do I have to book a bus ticket or can I just turn up at the bus stop?2022-08-10T12:53:04+01:00

Booking is not essential but by booking, it guarantees your seat and is also cheaper.

I am going to college where can I find a bus timetable?2022-08-10T12:38:13+01:00

The journey planner on our homepage is the best way to view departure and arrival times specific to you.

If you are from Donegal, Sligo or Mayo and looking for a bus to NUIG or GMIT, click here for our Donegal to Galway timetable. You will also find bus times from Donegal to IT Sligo here also.

For passengers in Galway or Mayo looking for buses to IT Sligo and LYIT, click here for timetables.

If you have any questions that are not listed in our FAQ above, fill in our contact form and we will get back to you on your queries.

Is there free Wi-Fi on board your coaches?2022-08-10T12:55:03+01:00

Yes we have free Wi-Fi on most of our fleet.

Can I bring a pet with me on my journey?2022-11-30T13:15:03+00:00

Yes, on our Donegal to Galway coach service you can bring your pet. The pet must be in a proper secure pet cage and placed underneath with the luggage. Only registered service pets are allowed onboard. Unfortunately, at the minute, we cannot carry pets on our Donegal to Scotland coach service, we can only carry registered service animals.

If there is a Bus Eireann Strike will your buses still be running?2022-08-10T12:38:47+01:00

The Bus Éireann strikes does not affect Bus Feda services and we won’t leave anyone behind. Read More…

Do you accept the Free Travel Pass?2022-08-10T12:39:06+01:00

Yes we accept all Irish Republic government issued free travel passes and also the Senior Smart Pass from Northern Ireland on our Donegal Galway Donegal route. At the minute we are unable to accept any free travel passes on our Donegal Glasgow Donegal route.

Click here for more information on travelling with the free travel pass.

Can I bring a bicycle on the bus?2022-08-10T12:39:16+01:00

Yes you can bring your bike on the bus provided its pre-arranged with the office. Call +353 74 9548114 at least 48 hours prior to your intended bus departure to confirm that you will be bringing a bicycle.

How long is a return ticket valid for?2022-11-30T13:16:12+00:00

On our Donegal to Galway coach service all Bus Feda onboard-issued return tickets are valid for a month. When you purchase online from our website you must specify your return date. The Bus Feda online tickets are 10% cheaper than if you buy your ticket onboard. On our Donegal to Scotland service, we operate a pay-when-you-travel fare. So, you pay each time you travel and don’t need a return ticket.

Where do I purchase a ticket?2022-08-10T12:39:27+01:00

On our Donegal to Galway service you can purchase a ticket online here on our website or you can purchase tickets using cash only from the driver on the coach on the day of travel. Its is slightly cheaper when you purchase a ticket online.

On our Scotland service you can only purchase a ticket from the driver on the day using cash only.

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