Public Transport

By Bus

Monaghan is well served with express buses to Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Letterkenny and Derry.

Between Bus Eireann and Ulsterbus, an hourly service to and from Dublin Airport is provided from early morning to late night.

There are a number of private bus operators also.  Full details can be found on the ‘Monaghan by Bus’ page

Within the county, Baltibus Rural Transport Initiative provides a local service which links rural areas in to the towns.
See Baltibus’s routes and timetables here:

By Train

There are no rail services to Monaghan.  The nearest train stations are Dundalk and Portadown

By Air

The closest international airports to Monaghan are:

  • Dublin  –   90 minutes from Monaghan town
  • Belfast International – 90 minutes from Monaghan town
  • Belfast City –  80 minutes from Monaghan town

There is a regional airport at Enniskillen, 60 minutes from Monaghan town

By Boat

The nearest ports which serve Monaghan are:

  • – freight:  Greenore, Co. Louth
  • – passenger:  Dublin, Dun Laoighaire, Larne

12 thoughts on “Public Transport

  1. Hi just wondering wat time do your buses leave Galway to Monaghan or dub to Monaghan? Or just a timetable in general? Thank you

  2. Hello,
    I will be in Castleblayney Co. Monaghan on the 7th of June and on thisday I would like to take a return trip to Belfast for the day. Can you please tell me the quickest way to get to Belfast from Monaghan and the quickest way from Belfast to Monaghan.
    Thank you, Moira

    • Hello Moira,
      I presume you will be travelling from Castleblayney to Belfast? there are no direct buses from Blayney to Belfast, but there are plenty from Dublin to Belfast which pass through Dundalk (20 minutes away from Blayney in one direction), and others heading for Belfast from across the region which come through Monaghan bus station, which is 20 minutes in the other direction from Blayney. So, you will need to start your journey by getting to either Dundalk or Monaghan, and then travelling onward from there.

  3. I’m going to salthill from monaghan on the 5th of march 2023 and have to be in sathill by 11:30am. is there any direct buses

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