Car Hire at Donegal Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Whether you want to surf the waves, live it up with the locals in Sligo’s lively bars or shop til you drop in Donegal Town, you can find the best car hire at Donegal Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Donegal Airport
There is just one Car Hire Company with a desk at Donegal Airport: Enterprise. It is located inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Donegal Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Moores Topaz petrol station located just 12 minutes away by car from Donegal Airport. Head east from the airport on the R266. Take a left onto the R259, and then take a right onto N56. The petrol station will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Donegal Airport
Donegal Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. There are no motorways in the area. The N15 links Donegal County with Sligo via Bundoran and Ballyshannon, the N2 comes from Dublin, via Monaghan and links with the N14 to Lifford and Letterkenny while the N13 links Donegal with Derry. Roads are reasonably quite and well surfaced and with the beautiful scenery and charming villages en-route they are a pleasure to drive.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Donegal Airport.
With its wild landscapes, this free-spirited coastal town is a great spot for kitesurfers. Sligo is also a browsers dream with some fabulous local shops from books and jewellery to delicious local delicatessens. Cosy cafes, lively bars, clubs and restaurants make evenings in Sligo entertaining and well earned after a day of exploring its picturesque and historic surroundings.
Sligo is two hours north by car from Donegal Airport. Take the R266 east then get on to the R259. Follow signs for the N56, get on this road then take the exit for the N15 which is signposted to Sligo.
This historic city is lovely to stroll around, taking in its cathedrals, ancient city walls, its many museums and the famous Bogside Murals which tell the story of the city’s darker days. Shops and crafts and trendy waterside restaurants add plenty of glamour to the modern city it is today.
Derry is one and a half hour drive from Donegal Airport. Take the R266 east, merging on to the A259 towards Londonderry. Get onto the N56 then follow signs for the R237 toll road. Follow signs for Letterkenny and the B193 then signs to Londonderry.
Take a tour of Donegal Town’s beautiful bay or cycle the road around lovely Lough Eske. Fishing fans can angle for salmon and sea trout beneath the area’s brooding mountains while horse-riders can enjoy the scenery on four legs. Shopping centres, cosy pubs and lively bars make up for the tranquillity of the day.
It takes about an hour to reach Donegal Town from the airport by car. Take the R266 from the airport, get onto the R259 following signs for the N56. From the N56 follow signs to Donegal Town. Parking isn’t always easy to find but street and car parking in most parts of the town centre are charged from Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 6.30pm costing €1.20*per hour. There are longer stay car parks which can work out cheaper. Many hotels in Donegal may also offer free parking.
Prices subject to change