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

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Train, bus and ferry  •  15h 47m

  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 6

90€ - 234€

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Fly Bristol to Knock, bus  •  6h 36m

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

43€ - 147€

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  15h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Bath 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 City, Coach Station 720

Train, car ferry, bus via Holyhead  •  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 bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 660 / ...

176€ - 254€

Train, car ferry, bus  •  17h 28m

  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 to Kildare
  6. Take the train from Kildare to Galway 6

Train, car ferry, bus #2  •  18h 35m

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) 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 bus from Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 to Colbert Station, stop 635031 55
  6. Take the bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 51

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 48m

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

Fly Bristol to Dublin, train  •  7h 39m

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

50€ - 297€

Fly Bristol to Cork, bus  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Cork (ORK) BRS - ORK
  2. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Galway City, Coach Station

83€ - 420€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus  •  8h 11m

  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

122€ - 251€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Cork, bus  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK
  3. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Galway City, Coach Station

144€ - 394€

Fly Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus, train  •  10h 6m

  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

86€ - 292€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Shannon, bus  •  9h 22m

  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

205€ - 958€

Bath to Galway by train, walk, bus and ferry and tram

The journey time between Bath and Galway is around 15h 4m and covers a distance of around 735 km. The fastest journey normally takes 14h. Operated by First Great Western Service, South Western Railway, CrossCountry and others, the Bath to Galway service departs from Bath Spa and arrives in Galway. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
15h 4m
Fastest journey time:
14h
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
91€
Carbon emissions:
75 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:14
Last service departs at:
20:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bath to Galway train, walk, bus and ferry and tram schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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The cheapest way to get from Bath to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £35 - £130 and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Bath to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £35 - £130 and takes 6h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bath to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Bath and arriving at Galway City, Coach Station via Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 52m.

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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 bus and ferry which takes 15h 47m and costs £75 - £210.

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It takes approximately 15h 47m to get from Bath to Galway, including transfers.

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Bath to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bath 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: 500.9 km
  • Duration: 15h 47m

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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Birmingham, Dublin, and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay in around 15h 52m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 420€
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Birmingham to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Bristol to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
15€ - 210€
Flights from Bristol to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
17€ - 110€
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
17€ - 20€
Flexible
21€ - 25€
Train from Waterford to Kildare
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
13€ - 15€
Flexible
15€ - 18€
Train from Kildare to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
14€ - 17€
Flexible
17€ - 20€
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bath Spa to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
17€ - 22€
Anytime Day 1st Class
30€ - 40€
Train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
22€ - 28€
Anytime Day 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Bath Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
45€ - 55€
Anytime Day 1st Class
75€ - 110€
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
tfw.wales
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
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Bus from Bath to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
National Express
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€
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 20€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 20€
Web Fare
12€ - 17€
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 Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 to Colbert Station, stop 635031
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 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
Dublin Coach
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
Website
Stena Line
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Stena Line
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€

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