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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  11 h 25 min

  1. 871
  2. 761 / ...

$36 - $50

11 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus via Dublin City South, Burgh Quay  •  11 h 26 min

  1. 871
  2. 720

$44 - $53

Train, car ferry  •  12 h 11 min

$152 - $279

Bus and ferry, train  •  12 h 7 min

  1. 871
  2. Galway Service

$63 - $89

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 24 min

$102 - $139

Fly Birmingham to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. BHX - SNN

$66 - $297

Fly Birmingham to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. BHX - DUB

$36 - $204

Fly Birmingham to Knock, bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. BHX - NOC

$67 - $345

Train to East Midlands, fly to Knock, bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. EMA - NOC

$83 - $335

Train to Manchester, fly to Shannon, bus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. MAN - SNN

$60 - $380

Train to Liverpool, fly to Dublin, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. LPL - DUB

$71 - $287

Train to Manchester, fly to Knock, bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. MAN - NOC

$113 - $338

Questions & Answers

The distance between Birmingham and Galway is 488 km.

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.

The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Galway is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 23 min and costs £45 - £230.

No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham to Galway. 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.

It takes approximately 11 h 25 min to get from Birmingham to Galway, including transfers.

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 Dublin, Outside Connolly Station, Dublin City South, Hawkin's Street, and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay in around 11 h 26 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 East Midlands to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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 Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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 - $30
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
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 - $28
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
$35 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $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
52 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
$27 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
35 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 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Bus operators
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 Gmit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
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
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 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41

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