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

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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Fly London Luton to Knock, bus  •  6h 45m

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

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  16h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth 777
  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

65€ - 91€

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) LHR - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Train to London City, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Shannon (SNN) LCY - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Train to London Stansted, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Shannon (SNN) STN - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Fly London Luton to Dublin, train  •  8h 8m

  1. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Dublin (DUB) LTN - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

72€ - 227€

Train to London Stansted, fly to Knock, bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Knock (NOC) STN - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Fly London Luton to Kerry, bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Kerry (KIR) LTN - KIR
  2. Take the bus from Farranfore, Kerry Airport to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dublin, train  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Bletchley to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

84€ - 220€

Train, bus and ferry  •  15h 19m

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Galway 6

117€ - 182€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20 / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 41m

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

103€ - 143€

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The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £55 - £85 and takes 16h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Galway is to fly and train which costs £60 - £210 and takes 8h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 11m.

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The distance between Bedford and Galway is 370 miles.

The best way to get from Bedford to Galway without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 15h 19m and costs £100 - £160.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m to get from Bedford to Galway, including transfers.

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Bedford to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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

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

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Ryanair offers flights from London Luton Airport to Knock Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Galway.
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  • Distance: 369.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 45m

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

There is no direct connection from Bedford to Galway. However, you can take the train to Luton, take the walk to Luton Station Interchange, take the bus to Airport Bus Station, take the walk to London Luton airport, fly to Knock, take the walk to Lurga, Knock Airport, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can take the train to London St Pancras International, take the walk to King's Cross St. Pancras station, take the subway to Paddington, take the walk to London Paddington, take the train to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, then take the bus to Galway.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Flights from London Stansted to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 300€
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 170€
Flights from London Stansted to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 250€
Flights from London Luton to Kerry
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
17€ - 200€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 550€
Flights from London City to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 1000€
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 250€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 550€
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 250€
Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
10€ - 15€
Off-Peak Single
19€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single
20€ - 29€
Anytime Single
28€ - 45€
Train from Bedford to Leicester
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
9€ - 14€
Off-Peak Single
19€ - 30€
Anytime Day Single
20€ - 29€
Anytime Single
28€ - 40€
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Bletchley to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
12€ - 17€
Anytime Day Single
21€ - 29€
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single
21€ - 30€
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
22€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 55€
Bus operators
Bus �ireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Farranfore, Kerry Airport to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
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€
Book at
National Express
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Book at
National Express
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
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€

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