Student & Young Adult discounts available with McGinley Coach Travel

We are delighted to say we now offer special discount fares for young adults and full-time students travelling on our daily services from Donegal to Dublin and other local routes.

In order to avail of the YAC (Young Adult Card) fares you need to book your seat online on Due to LEAP card conditions YAC fares are not available to buy on the coach.

The Young Adult Leap Card discount is available to all 19 to 23-year-olds right up to their 24th birthday. The Student Leap Card remains available to students in full-time education who are 24 years old and above.

It is welcomed as a major boost for college students traveling with us to colleges in Dublin such as Trinity, UCD and DCU, and Dublin students attending institutions such as Atlantic Technological University – Donegal Letterkenny Campus, formerly Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT).

The fare reductions for young people, in some cases as much as 50 per cent, was introduced by the Government in Budget 2022 as a permanent measure and it took effect from May 9th, 2022, but now it has been rolled out further to include private coach companies like McGinley Coach Travel.

Students and young adults have long been valued passengers at McGinley Coach Travel and we hope that our inclusion on this scheme will see a real benefit to them as they strive to continue their education.

Announcing the news Transport Minister, Eamon Ryan, said it was important to include commercial coach operators to take part in the scheme to offer greater flexibility and access for students and young people across the country.

We look forward to welcoming all students on our daily Donegal to Dublin, Dublin Donegal Services and wish them well for the year ahead.

You can apply for a Young Adult Leap Card online today through

Happy travels!

McGinley Travel welcomes delivery of four new coaches

To ensure our passengers always travel in comfort and safety we continually invest in our fleet and recently McGinley Coach Travel took delivery of four brand new high-spec Volvo buses.


New livery adds a splash of colour.

These stunning new Plaxton Panther coaches are a welcome addition to our range of vehicles and have already hit the road on service routes from Donegal to Dublin, via Dublin Airport, our Donegal to Glasgow service, as well as a number of private hire engagements.

Our new arrivals awaiting our brand colours.

We are delighted with the feedback from our loyal customers who have already traveled on the new additions and we look forward to welcoming many more on board over the coming months! 


The new coaches are 12.8m long and built on Volvo B8R chassis. They are each fitted with 53 comfy seats, bathroom facilities, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and ample storage and finished to the highest standards.  


When we took delivery from our supplier Alexander Dennis Limited, the buses came in their standard white high-quality finish but we couldn’t wait to get them into our garage to add our own distinctive colours and branding. You can see the transformation here  and we are delighted with how they turned out. 


By putting our passengers safety and comfort first, we always go the extra mile when it comes to adding to our fleet. 


Alexander Dennis Limited are a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, and we work with them to make sure each coach is manufacture to the highest standards and specifications tailored to suit our requirements


McGinley Coach Travel Director, James McGinley, said “We’re delighted to take delivery of these four brand new vehicles which will be welcomed by our customers I’m sure and will be an excellent addition to our already modern and comfortable fleet.”


Lee Gibson, ADL’s Regional Sales M

The comfortable interior of our new buses.

anager in Ireland, stated: “These are high-specification coaches and it’s been a pleasure working with the team at McGinley Travel to make sure they have the kind of modern, high-quality and reliable coaches they want for their operations.”


We look forward to welcoming you on board soon.


Happy travels!