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There are 13 ways to get from Bath to Galway by train, bus and ferry, car 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.

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Train, bus and ferry  •  15h 28m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

116€ - 185€

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Fly Bristol to Shannon, bus  •  6h 18m

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

59€ - 306€

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Train, car ferry  •  16h 1m

  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 to Galway

166€ - 251€

Train, car ferry, bus via Holyhead  •  16h 18m

  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 Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20 / ...

160€ - 233€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16h 40m

  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 to Galway Coach Station 720

67€ - 93€

Train, car ferry, bus  •  17h 17m

  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 Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...
  5. Take the train from Waterford to Kildare
  6. Take the train from Kildare to Galway

161€ - 232€

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 50m

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

95€ - 128€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 43m

  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 to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

122€ - 410€

Fly Bristol to Dublin, train  •  7h 57m

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

75€ - 209€

Fly Bristol to Knock, bus  •  6h 36m

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

60€ - 304€

Fly Bristol to Cork, bus  •  8h 21m

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

80€ - 251€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Knock, bus  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Knock (NOC) BHX - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

109€ - 381€

Fly Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus, train  •  10h 4m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BRS - BFS
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

93€ - 219€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bath to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £55 - £85 and takes 16h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Bath to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £50 - £270 and takes 6h 18m.

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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 Coach Station via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 40m.

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The distance between Bath and Galway is 313 miles.

The best way to get from Bath to Galway without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 15h 28m and costs £100 - £170.

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It takes approximately 15h 28m to get from Bath to Galway, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Aer Lingus offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bath to Galway.
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  • Distance: 313 miles
  • Duration: 15h 28m

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 Bristol Temple Meads, take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the walk to Birmingham, take the bus and ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Busáras, take the tram to Heuston, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bath to Galway via Newport (S Wales), Holyhead, Holyhead, Dublin, Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, Dublin, Talbot Street, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 16h 1m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 550€
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 420€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 210€
Flights from Bristol to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Flights from Bristol to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from Birmingham to Knock via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 400€
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Irish Rail
Train from Waterford to Kildare
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Irish Rail
Train from Kildare to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Irish Rail
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bath Spa to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
11€ - 18€
Advanced Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single
17€ - 35€
Train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
14€ - 22€
Advanced Single
15€ - 22€
Anytime Day Single
23€ - 45€
Train from Bath Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
27€ - 45€
Advanced Single
28€ - 40€
Anytime Day Single
50€ - 90€
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 120€
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day Single
75€ - 120€
First Anytime Day Single
120€ - 180€
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
19€ - 27€
Anytime Day Single
40€ - 65€
First Anytime Day Single
65€ - 100€
Bus operators
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 and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
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National Express
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 23€
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National Express
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Website
Bus Eireann
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
Dublin Coach
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 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
40€
Small Car
135€
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
34€
Website
Stena Line

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