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

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Train, car ferry, bus via Holyhead  •  15h 24m

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  4. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay ->W to Galway Coach Station 10 660 / ...

175€ - 260€

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Fly Bristol to Knock, bus  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Knock (NOC) BRS - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

53€ - 312€

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Train, car ferry  •  15h 56m

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  4. Take the train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1

181€ - 265€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 to Galway City, Coach Station 720

Train, car ferry, bus  •  17h 18m

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the bus from Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 40 / ...
  5. Take the train from Waterford 1 to Kildare 1
  6. Take the train from Kildare 1 to Galway 1

153€ - 224€

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 35m

  1. Drive from Bath to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Galway

100€ - 134€

Fly Bristol to Dublin, train  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1

57€ - 246€

Fly Bristol to Cork, bus  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Cork (ORK) BRS - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park ->S2 to Galway City, Coach Station

91€ - 327€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) LHR - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

220€ - 854€

Fly Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle, bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BRS - BFS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Foyleside Shopping Centre Coach Park
  3. Take the bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

80€ - 288€

Train to London Luton, fly to Knock, bus  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Knock (NOC) LTN - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

96€ - 300€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Shannon, bus  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Shannon (SNN) BHX - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

244€ - 1229€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bath to Galway is to fly and train which costs £50 - £230 and takes 7h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Bath to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £45 - £290 and takes 6h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bath to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Bath City Centre, Westgate Buildings and arriving at Galway City, Coach Station via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 17m.

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The distance between Bath and Galway is 501 km.

The best way to get from Bath to Galway without a car is to train and car ferry and bus via Holyhead which takes 15h 24m and costs £150 - £240.

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It takes approximately 15h 24m to get from Bath to Galway, including transfers.

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Bath to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Bath to Galway bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, arrive at Galway City, Coach Station.

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bath to Galway.
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  • Distance: 500.8 km
  • Duration: 15h 24m

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

There is no direct connection from Bath to Galway. However, you can take the train to Newport (S Wales), 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 Temple Bar, Crampton Quay ->W, then take the bus to Galway Coach Station 10. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bath to Galway via Newport (S Wales), Holyhead, Holyhead, Dublin, Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, Mabbot Street, stop 4380, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston 1 in around 15h 56m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 950€
Flights from Birmingham to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 850€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Bristol to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 190€
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 170€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bath Spa to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
17€ - 21€
Anytime Day 1st Class
29€ - 40€
Train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
21€ - 26€
Anytime Day 1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Bath Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 100€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
40€ - 55€
Anytime Day 1st Class
70€ - 100€
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
tfw.wales
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 23€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
17€ - 20€
Flexible
20€ - 23€
Train from Waterford 1 to Kildare 1
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
13€ - 15€
Flexible
15€ - 17€
Train from Kildare 1 to Galway 1
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
14€ - 17€
Flexible
17€ - 20€
Bus operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay ->W to Galway Coach Station 10
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park ->S2 to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Bus Eireann
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast to Foyleside Shopping Centre Coach Park
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Book at
airporteruk.zaui.net
1 Person
21€
2+ Persons
16€
Ferry operators
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
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
39€
Small Car
133€
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
34€
Website
Stena Line

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