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: www.baltibus.ie
There are no rail services to Monaghan. The nearest train stations are Dundalk and Portadown
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
The nearest ports which serve Monaghan are:
- – freight: Greenore, Co. Louth
- – passenger: Dublin, Dun Laoighaire, Larne
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Hi, I’m flying into Belfast international Wednesday 20th Jan at 2020. Is there a bus from the airport to Monaghan?
Hello Emma. Not directly no. You’ll need to take a Translink (Ulsterbus) service into Belfast City and change there for Monaghan. Timetables and a journey planner available on http://www.translink.co.uk
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Hi just wondering wat time do your buses leave Galway to Monaghan or dub to Monaghan? Or just a timetable in general? Thank you
http://www.transportforireland.ie is the National Transport Authority’s official website. It provides information on all forms of transport, from walking to the Luas, and covers the whole country. It also includes all service operators – public and private – and has a Journey Planner to help you work out your journey.
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
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.
Is there any way other than bus and taxi to get from Monaghan to Dundalk before 8am?
If you’re travelling regularly, why not post to a Facebook page such as Monaghan cheap free stuff and see if anyone is looking for a lift share?
Need to be in Belfast Lisburn Road by 2.30pm on 31st Oct what bus from Monaghan can I get ?
Ulsterbus/ Translink run regular services to Belfast from Monaghan, although you may have to change in Armagh. On the 31st October, there is a bus leaving Monaghan at 10.20 and getting into Belfast at 12.15. You have to change in Armagh. You can view all the available buses at https://www.translink.co.uk/
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
Your best bet is to go to Dublin and then to Galway.
And if you need to be in Salthill for that early on a Sunday morning, you’d be best going on Saturday !