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Sail to Scotland in style with McGinley Coach Travel

Summer travellers can look forward to sailing to Scotland in comfort and style with the return of the popular John McGinley Coach Travel Donegal to Glasgow route.


From May 31st, 2024, passengers can travel from across Donegal right to the heart of bustling Glasgow city’s Buchanan Station. 


From there they can easily connect to transport links across Scotland, England and Wales.


McGinley’s Glasgow service departs from most Donegal towns four days per week this June, July and August travelling across the Irish Sea via state-of-the-art Stena Line vessels.


These Stena vessels host a range of top class passenger facilities including great food and entertainment for all ages. They also now include spa facilities to make your trip even more relaxing than ever. 


Booking could not be easier at, which means when it’s time to travel all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your journey!


Managing Director of McGinley Coach Travel, James McGinley, said they are delighted to see this traditional route return again for the summer months and they look forward to welcoming everyone on board. 


He stated: “It’s great to be able to offer this service once again and now passengers can travel in more comfort than ever before. We have invested heavily in upgrading our fleet with a range of new Volvo coaches. This coupled with the comfort and facilities onboard the new Stena Line vessels makes for a great, relaxing way to travel between these two great destinations”.


This is a “Through Service” trip meaning once passengers board their McGinley’s luxury coach, they remain with the same vehicle throughout their journey until they reach their destination with no need for any changes or bus transfers enroute. A comfortable, convenient, way to travel between Donegal and Scotland for people of all ages.


All fares include bus transport and ferry crossing, as well as a healthy baggage allowance per passenger so there’s no need to worry if some holiday shopping requires an extra bag or two!


For over 50 years McGinley Coach Travel has been a tried and trusted transport link joining Donegal to Scotland via Glasgow with thousands of tourists, students, seasonal workers and the large contingent of the Donegal Diaspora travelling with them each year.


To find out more about our Donegal collections points, time tables, fares and other information see our Glasgow routes timetable or call 074 913 5201


This family run enterprise was founded in 1968. It now provides travel for corporate, holiday and tour groups of all sizes, as well as daily coach services between Co. Donegal and Dublin City and Airport.



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guarantee your seat!

We recommend you book your seat in advance so that we can plan ahead and always have space for everyone.


This is especially important on our busier services and at holiday periods.


Passengers with pre booked tickets will be prioritised and will always be guaranteed a seat.