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

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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Bus Citylink  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport 705-x
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station 761 / ...

$30 - $46

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway Galway Service

$79 - $115

Bus Bus Eireann  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan 271
  2. Take the bus from Cavan, Cavan Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station 65

$50 - $68

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Belfast to Galway 211.3 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Galway is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Galway is to drive which takes 3 h 37 min and costs £35 - £55.

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The distance between Belfast and Galway is 252 km. The road distance is 338 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Belfast to Galway, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Galway. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Dublin Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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

You can take a bus from Belfast to Galway via Dublin Airport in around 4 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Belfast to Galway via Connolly, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 5 h 58 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast Central to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $28
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cavan, Cavan Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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