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Help with Ennis to Derry

Will be in Ireland with q n adult daughter the end of March. We will be in Ennis and would like to go to Derry for a few days before returning to Dublin and flying home. I am 75 so car renting is a real problem.

Posted by
503 posts

The most efficient route time-wise is train from Ennis to Galway, then Expressway bus from Galway to Londonderry. Will take about 7 1/2 hours. If you go totally by train, you will have to go via Dublin which will take almost 12 hours. And several changes of trains.

Posted by
8031 posts

There really isn’t an easy way to go via public transport. Traveling about Eire and NI is easier by car.

What do you wish to see and do in Derry?

Posted by
201 posts

Could your daughter rent a car, rather than you? Sounds like that would make things much easier

Posted by
8031 posts

Are you saying you want to go to Derry to ride in a Black Cab?

Or do you mean take a Black Cab tour of Derry?

Posted by
1180 posts

Hi from Wisconsin,
I was going to say to head back to Dublin and then go to Derry, but mass transit is more than 4 hours one way. Often it is 5 hours. Do want to take an entire day's time to get there and back for two taxi rides?

Now maybe Derry has a special meaning for you. I am guessing but I get Belfast might have a similar tour situation. Belfast is 140 minutes to 180 minutes way. And, Dublin had their troubles too. Someone might be offering tours of 'there used to be a statue here, and a car dealership got blown up over here..."

Hope you have a good trip.

wayne iNWI