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There are 5 ways to get from Belfast to Galway by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Transport for Ireland  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin 400
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

$30 - $38

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Train  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly 8
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway 6

$79 - $114

Bus Bus Eireann  •  7h

  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  •  3h 37m

  1. Drive from Belfast to Galway 211.3 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, bus  •  8h 10m

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

$146 - $503

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Galway is to bus which costs £22 - £29 and takes 5h 7m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 7m.

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The distance between Belfast and Galway is 157 miles. The road distance is 211.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 5h 7m and costs £22 - £29.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Belfast to Galway, including transfers.

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Belfast to Galway bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Galway is to bus which takes 5h 7m and costs £22 - £29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £60 - £90 and takes 6h 7m.

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There is no direct flight from Belfast City Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Galway.
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  • Distance: 157.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 7m

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

You can take a bus from Belfast to Galway via Dublin and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay in around 5h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Belfast to Galway via Connolly, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 6h 7m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
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
$20 - $24
Website
Transport for Ireland
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$19 - $28
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cavan, Cavan Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Bus Eireann

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast to Galway is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3h 37m to drive from Belfast to Galway.

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Ryanair, British Airways, Flybe and Aer Lingus offer flights from Belfast City Airport to Shannon Airport.

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There are 319+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8m and costs £2 - £4.

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