Letterkenny travel guide

Letterkenny Tourism | Letterkenny Guide

You're Going to Love Letterkenny

With a population of 16.901, Letterkenny is the largest city in Donegal, Ireland by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Letterkenny to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Letterkenny

Letterkenny in February
Estimated hotel price
€112
1 night at 3-star hotel
Letterkenny in February
Estimated hotel price
€112
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Letterkenny

Plane

Although Letterkenny doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Donegal Airport (CFN), which is located 40 km from Letterkenny. The shortest domestic flight to Letterkenny departs from Dublin and takes around 1h.

Car

Another option to get to Letterkenny is to pick up a car hire from Dublin, which is about 203 km from Letterkenny. You’ll find branches of Easirent and Budget, among others, in Dublin.

Plane

Although Letterkenny doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Donegal Airport (CFN), which is located 40 km from Letterkenny. The shortest domestic flight to Letterkenny departs from Dublin and takes around 1h.

Car

Another option to get to Letterkenny is to pick up a car hire from Dublin, which is about 203 km from Letterkenny. You’ll find branches of Easirent and Budget, among others, in Dublin.

Airports near Letterkenny

Airlines serving Letterkenny

British Airways
Good (4,541 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,467 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (773 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,432 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (14 reviews)

Where to stay in popular areas of Letterkenny

Most booked hotels in Letterkenny

Madra Rua Organic Accommodation
3 stars
Excellent (9.5, Excellent reviews)
€91+
Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
€137+
Station House Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
€97+
Dillons Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
€93+
Clanree Hotel Conference & Leisure Centre
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
€89+
Shandon Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
€173+

Hiring a car in Letterkenny

Hiring a car in Letterkenny costs €30 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 29% cheaper than airport locations in Letterkenny.

Expect to pay €1.82 per litre in Letterkenny (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €21.74 and €28.99. The most frequently booked car type in Letterkenny is Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Volkswagen up! or similar) is, on average, 30% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Letterkenny costs €30 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 29% cheaper than airport locations in Letterkenny.

Expect to pay €1.82 per litre in Letterkenny (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €21.74 and €28.99. The most frequently booked car type in Letterkenny is Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Volkswagen up! or similar) is, on average, 30% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.