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

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Bus and ferry, bus via Temple Bar, Crampton Quay  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 761 / ...

$36 - $50

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Train, car ferry  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

$152 - $279

Bus and ferry, train  •  12 h 10 min

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

$63 - $89

Bus and ferry, bus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20

$56 - $76

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 24 min

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

$102 - $140

Fly Birmingham to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station

$36 - $204

Fly Birmingham to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 24 min

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

$66 - $296

Fly Birmingham to Knock, bus  •  6 h 26 min

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

$67 - $344

Train to Liverpool, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station

$67 - $284

Train to Manchester, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7 h 25 min

  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 to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$84 - $388

Train to East Midlands, fly to Knock, bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Knock (NOC) EMA - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$83 - $333

Train to Manchester, fly to Knock, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Knock (NOC) MAN - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$137 - $346

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Galway is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £27 - £40 and takes 11 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £50 - £230 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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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 Coach Station via Temple Bar, Crampton Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 25 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Galway is 305 miles.

The best way to get from Birmingham to Galway without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 11 h 25 min and costs £27 - £40.

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It takes approximately 11 h 25 min 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 Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Galway.
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  • Distance: 304.7 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 25 min

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 Temple Bar, Crampton Quay, then take the bus to Galway Coach Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Birmingham to Galway via Crewe, Holyhead, Holyhead, Dublin, The Point Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 12 h 14 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
Flights from East Midlands to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Manchester to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Manchester to Knock via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Train operators
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
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
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$15 - $21
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
$18 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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 - $26
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 8 min and costs £2 - £29.

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