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There are 8 ways to get from Bangor to Galway by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Transport for Ireland  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin 400
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

$35 - $46

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Train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly 8
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway 6

$83 - $127

Bus Bus Eireann  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan 271
  2. Take the bus from Cavan, Cavan Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station 65

$56 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Bangor to Galway 224.5 miles

$45 - $75

Fly Belfast City to Shannon, bus  •  8 h 50 min

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

$148 - $506

Fly Belfast City to Knock, bus  •  9 h 8 min

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

$64 - $324

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon, bus  •  9 h 27 min

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

$70 - $337

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Knock, bus  •  9 h 54 min

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

$71 - $325

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The cheapest way to get from Bangor to Galway is to bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bangor to Galway is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangor to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Bangor Buscentre and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 52 min.

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The distance between Bangor and Galway is 168 miles. The road distance is 224.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bangor to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 52 min and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Bangor to Galway, including transfers.

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Bangor to Galway bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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The best way to get from Bangor to Galway is to bus which takes 6 h 52 min and costs £26 - £40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £60 - £100 and takes 7 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Belfast City Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Bangor to Galway bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Bangor to Galway.
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  • Distance: 168.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

What companies run services between Bangor, Northern Ireland and Galway, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Bangor to Galway via Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, Dublin, and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay in around 6 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bangor to Galway via Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, Connolly, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Belfast City to Knock via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Knock via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Knock via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Knock via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Knock via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Belfast City to Knock via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Belfast City to Knock via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Belfast City to Knock via Manchester, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Knock via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Knock via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Knock via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Knock via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Knock via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
Transport for Ireland
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$19 - $28
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cavan, Cavan Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Bus Eireann

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Bangor to Galway is 225 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to drive from Bangor to Galway.

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Ryanair, British Airways, Flybe and Aer Lingus offer flights from Belfast City Airport to Shannon Airport.

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There are 319+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bangor to Belfast City Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs £4 - £7.

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