There are 13 ways to get from Liverpool to Galway by car ferry, train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Car ferry, train  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Heuston Train Station to Galway Train Station

$99 - $220

Cheapest option

Fly Liverpool to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 28 min

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

$39 - $245

11 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  11 h 5 min

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

$140 - $192

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  15 h 38 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

$56 - $72

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 / ...

$42 - $61

Train, bus and ferry  •  16 h 17 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 train from Heuston Train Station to Galway Train Station

$79 - $111

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 18 min

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

$89 - $121

Train to Manchester, fly to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 50 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

$57 - $336

Fly Liverpool to Knock, bus  •  7 h 17 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

$42 - $315

Train to Manchester, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 19 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

$51 - $180

Train to Manchester, fly to Knock, bus  •  7 h 8 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

$102 - $290

Fly Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  8 h 57 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

$73 - $179

Fly Liverpool to Cork, bus  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Cork (ORK) LPL - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station

$65 - $424

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

There is no direct connection from Liverpool to Galway. However, you can take the car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man, take the car ferry to Dublin, take the taxi to The Point Luas Stop, take the tram to Heuston Train Station, then take the train to Galway Train Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Liverpool to Galway via Chester, Holyhead, Dublin, The Point Luas Stop, and Heuston Train Station in around 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Avg. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Avg. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Liverpool to Cork
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Avg. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Avg. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Knock
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
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
Avg. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Avg. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Avg. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Avg. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool University to Manchester
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$18 - $26
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit
Avg. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$18 - $26
Web Fare
$16 - $23
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$18 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Avg. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Avg. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Avg. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Avg. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $70
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin
Avg. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $70
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$37
Standard fare
$66
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Avg. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41 - $46
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$150 - $180
On Foot
$41 - $46
car
$124
Passenger
$44
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $170
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$49
Small Car
$167

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Liverpool to Galway?

The distance between Liverpool and Galway is 403 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Galway?

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £40 and takes 15 h 45 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Liverpool to Galway?

The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Galway is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 28 min and costs £55.

Is there a direct bus between Liverpool and Galway?

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.

How long does it take to get from Liverpool to Galway?

It takes approximately 10 h 31 min to get from Liverpool to Galway, including transfers.