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There are 4 ways to get from Belfast Central Station to Galway by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to Dublin Airport
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station

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Train

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

Bus via Cavan

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan
  2. Take the bus from Cavan Bus Station, stop 135861 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Drive

  1. Drive from Belfast Central Station to Galway

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast Central Station to Galway is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast Central Station to Galway is to drive which costs £60 - £95 and takes 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast Central Station to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Glengall Street and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Dublin Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Belfast Central Station to Galway. However, there are services departing from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place and arriving at Galway via Busáras and Heuston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 46m.

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The distance between Belfast Central Station and Galway is 252 km. The road distance is 333.7 km.

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The best way to get from Belfast Central Station to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 5h 2m and costs £24 - £35.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Belfast Central Station to Galway, including transfers.

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Belfast Central Station to Galway bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from Belfast, Glengall Street station.

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Belfast Central Station to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place station.

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The best way to get from Belfast Central Station to Galway is to bus which takes 5h 2m and costs £24 - £35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 5h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Belfast Central Station to Galway.
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  • Distance: 252.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Belfast Central Station, Northern Ireland and Galway, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Belfast Central Station to Galway via Belfast, Glengall Street and Dublin Airport in around 5h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Belfast Central Station to Galway via Connolly, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 5h 46m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€15 - €18
Flexible
€18 - €21
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €23
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€17 - €20
Flexible
€20 - €23
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
Aircoach
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Aircoach
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €21
Website
Citylink
Standard
€15 - €21
Web Fare
€13 - €19
Eireagle
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
eireagle.com
Bus from Dublin Airport Arrival Terminal 1 to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18
Website
Eireagle
Translink UK
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 Cavan Bus Station, stop 135861 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Bus Eireann

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Belfast Central Station to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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Belfast Central Station to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Galway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast Central Station to Galway is 334 km. It takes approximately 3h 39m to drive from Belfast Central Station to Galway.

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