There are 12 ways to get from Liverpool to Galway by train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

$132 - $216

Cheapest option

Fly Liverpool to Dublin, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit

$38 - $240

10 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway Galway Service

$105 - $275

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

$53 - $74

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool University to Manchester 060
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 761 / ...

$40 - $57

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Galway

$87 - $117

Train to Manchester, fly to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Shannon (SNN) MAN - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$47 - $331

Train to Manchester, fly to Knock, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Knock (NOC) MAN - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$100 - $289

Train to Manchester, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) MAN - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit

$49 - $178

Fly Liverpool to Knock, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Knock (NOC) LPL - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$41 - $311

Fly Liverpool to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Shannon (SNN) LPL - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$58 - $363

Fly Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) LPL - BFS
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit

$71 - $172

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 15 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Galway is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 44 min and costs £28 - £190.

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The distance between Liverpool and Galway is 403 km.

It takes approximately 11 h 23 min to get from Liverpool to Galway, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Galway. However, there are services departing from Liverpool University and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Manchester and Temple Bar, Crampton Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Liverpool to Galway. However, you can take the train to Chester, take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the car ferry to Dublin, take the taxi to The Point Luas Stop, take the tram to Heuston Luas Stop, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Liverpool to Galway via Dublin, The Point Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 11 h 53 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $750
Flights from Liverpool to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Manchester to Knock via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Single
$23 - $35
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool University to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$133
Passenger & Car Flexi
$199
Overnight Cabin
$54

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