Seirbhísí Taistil - Travel services

Óstan Loch Altan is situated in the village of Gortahork, in the north west of County Donegal on the N56 coast road between Letterkenny (40km) and Dungloe (30k). Just a half hour drive from Donegal Airport in Carrickfin and just over an hour's drive from Derry Airport, the hotel is also well served by several coach companies operating daily services from Belfast, Derry, Galway and Dublin.  View our location on Google Maps

GPS Coordinates for Satellite Navigation Systems

Our GPS coordinates are as follows:
North 55 degrees, 7.300 minutes
West 8 degrees, 7.974 minutes

Coach Services

Direct coach services to Gortahork are available from Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Galway, Sligo, & Glasgow with the following private coach operators:

John McGinley Coach Travel (Dublin - Letterkenny and Glasgow - Letterkenny)
Gortahork, Co. Donegal
Phone: 00353 (0) 74 9135201

Patrick Gallagher Coaches, (Belfast - Derry - Letterkenny)
Brinalack, Gweedore,Co. Donegal
Phone: 00353 (0) 75 9131107

Mangans Tours (Gortahork-Letterkenny-Dungloe) Gortahork, Co Donegal
Phone: 00353 (0) 74 9135460

Feda O'Donnell Coaches (Galway - Letterkenny)
Rannafast, Annagry, Co. Donegal
Phone: 00353 (0) 74 9548114

Bus Eireann runs coaches through Ireland including Dublin - Letterkenny
Phone:00353 (0) 1 8366111

Bus & Coach services in the North of Ireland

Translink has information about travel throughout the region.

Rail Services

There are no rail services in Donegal. Travel as far as Derry by train (for information Translink: or to Sligo (for information Iarnrod Eireann

Sea Service

The most convenient ports for Letterkenny are Belfast Harbour and Larne Harbour.

P&O Irish Sea
Larne - Troon (Scotland), Larne-Cairnryan (Scotland), Dublin-Liverpool and Rosslare-Cherbourg

Stena Line
Operates Belfast-Stranraer and Larne-Fleetwood, Dublin Port- Holyhead, Dunlaoghaire - Holyhead and Rosslare - Fishguard

Irish Ferries
Routes between Ireland, Britain and France are Dublin-Holyhead, Rosslare-Pembroke, Rosslare-Roscoff and Rosslare-Cherbourg


Fly to Donegal Airport, City of Derry Airport, Belfast International Airport, Belfast City Airport.

Donegal Airport

City of Derry Airport

Belfast International Airport

George Best Belfast City Airport


Operates between London and City of Derry Airport amongst other routes.

Easyjet Airlines
Operates many routes from Britain, including Scotland and London, to Belfast International Airport

British European
Operates many routes from Britain to Belfast City Airport

Aer Lingus
Operates many routes around the world to Dublin

British Airways
Operates from Glasgow to City of Derry amongst other routes.

Local Services

Public Transport

The following bus services are available from outside the hotel.

Gortahork - Dublin:

Mon: 4.55 a.m. 7.15 a.m. 3.55 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 7.15 a.m. 3.55 p.m.
Friday: 7.15 a.m. 11.35 a.m. 3.55 p.m.
Saturday: 7.15 a.m. 3.55 p.m.
Sunday: 7.15a.m., 11.30am, 3.20p.m., 5.20p.m.
Contact: John Mc Ginley Buses at 074 91 35201

Gortahork- Galway:

Monday-Saturday 7.45 a.m., 3.10 p.m.
Friday: 10.45a.m.
Sunday: 7.45a.m., 6.00p.m.
Contact: Feda O Donnell Buses at 074 95 48114

Gortahork - Belfast

Monday- Thurdsay: 8.10 a.m.
Friday: 8.10 a.m., 12.45 p.m.
Saturday: 8.10 a.m.
Sunday: 9.40 a.m. 5.30 p.m.
Contact: Paddy Gallagher Buses at 074 95 31107

Fly Donegal - Dublin (50 minute flight time!)

The airport is only 25 minute drive from the Hotel. To confirm flight details and departure times please contact Donegal Airport at 074 91 48284 or visit their website

Taxi Service:

There are a number of taxi firms in the area.

Sean Mc Gee Cabs 087 6734614
Woods Tax 086 0861921
Rossa's Taxis 087 6341366

There is no service after midnight during the week, unless it has been pre-booked.

Church Services

Christ The King Gortahork (Catholic)

Saturday Vigil Mass: 7.00 p.m.
Sunday Masses: 9.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m.

Holy Trinity Dunfanaghy (Church Of Ireland):

Sunday Service: 10.30 a.m.

St. John's Dunfanaghy (Presbyterian)

Sunday Service: 10.30 a.m.


There is only one bank available in the village of Falcarragh - Bank of Ireland

Opening Hours

Monday 10.00 a.m. -- 5.00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

There is an ATM in the Eurospar Supermarket, which is situated about 50 metres to the right of the Hotel.

Please check with the service provider for any changes in times during Covid-19

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