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There are 11 ways to get from Birmingham to Galway by bus and ferry, bus, train, car ferry, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  11h 54m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 to Galway City, Coach Station 720

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Bus and ferry, train  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  2. Take the train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1 Galway Service

29€ - 41€

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  13h 48m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  4. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay ->W to Galway Coach Station 10 660 / ...

128€ - 221€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 28m

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

90€ - 123€

Fly Birmingham to Shannon, bus  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Shannon (SNN) BHX - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

184€ - 961€

Fly Birmingham to Dublin, train  •  7h 32m

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

47€ - 386€

Fly Birmingham to Cork, bus  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Cork (ORK) BHX - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park ->S2 to Galway City, Coach Station

125€ - 666€

Train to East Midlands, fly to Knock, bus  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Knock (NOC) EMA - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

87€ - 402€

Train to Liverpool, fly to Knock, bus  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Knock (NOC) LPL - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

69€ - 268€

Train to Manchester, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Shannon (SNN) MAN - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

86€ - 241€

Fly Birmingham to Belfast (Aldergrove), shuttle, bus  •  10h 32m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BHX - BFS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast to Foyleside Shopping Centre Coach Park
  3. Take the bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

79€ - 427€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Galway is to bus and ferry and train which costs £26 - £40 and takes 12h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £160 - £900 and takes 6h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Birmingham and arriving at Galway City, Coach Station via Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 54m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Galway is 488 km.

The best way to get from Birmingham to Galway without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 11h 54m and costs .

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It takes approximately 11h 54m to get from Birmingham to Galway, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Birmingham station.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Birmingham to Galway bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, arrive at Galway City, Coach Station.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Birmingham Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Galway.
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  • Distance: 487.7 km
  • Duration: 11h 54m

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

There is no direct connection from Birmingham to Galway. However, you can take the bus and ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1, then take the bus to Galway City, Coach Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Birmingham to Galway via Dublin, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston 1 in around 12h 10m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 850€
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 180€
Flights from Birmingham to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 190€
Flights from East Midlands to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 210€
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 85€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Train operators
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
8€ - 12€
Anytime Day Single
14€ - 20€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
16€ - 23€
Anytime Day Single
28€ - 40€
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Shrewsbury to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
tfw.wales
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
95€ - 140€
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
50€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
110€ - 170€
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
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay ->W to Galway Coach Station 10
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park ->S2 to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
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 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
Bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Bus Eireann
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast to Foyleside Shopping Centre Coach Park
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Book at
airporteruk.zaui.net
1 Person
21€
2+ Persons
16€
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 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
40€
Small Car
133€

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £2 - £90.

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