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There are 4 ways to get from Bangor to Galway by car ferry, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Car ferry, bus  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station 720

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus via Dublin  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  2. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 660 / ...

56€ - 106€

2 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  10h 1m

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

62€ - 114€

Car ferry, drive  •  6h

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

58€ - 82€

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The cheapest way to get from Bangor to Galway is to car ferry and drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Bangor to Galway is to car ferry and drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 6h.

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The distance between Bangor and Galway is 327 km.

The best way to get from Bangor to Galway without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 9h 59m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 59m to get from Bangor to Galway, including transfers.

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There are 234+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Bangor to Galway.
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  • Distance: 327.4 km
  • Duration: 9h 59m

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

There is no direct connection from Bangor to Galway. However, you can take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the car ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, take the line 53 bus to Mabbot Street, stop 4380, take the walk to Dublin City South, Burgh Quay, then take the bus to Galway City, Coach Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bangor to Galway via Holyhead, Holyhead, Dublin, Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, Cumberland Road, Fitzwilliam Place, stop 909, Heuston Station, stop 4320, and Heuston in around 10h 1m.

Train operators
Bus operators
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
41€
Small Car
139€
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
40€

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