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There are 10 ways to get from Birmingham to Galway by bus and ferry, bus, train, car, car ferry 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.

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  11h 39m

  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 / ...

$35 - $50

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Bus and ferry, train  •  12h 17m

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

$63 - $89

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 26m

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

$102 - $138

Fly Birmingham to Shannon, bus  •  6h 24m

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

$65 - $296

Fly Birmingham to Knock, bus  •  6h 26m

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

$66 - $344

Fly Birmingham to Dublin, train  •  7h 41m

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

$67 - $254

Fly Birmingham to Cork, bus  •  8h 11m

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

$62 - $262

Train to Manchester, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 30m

  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

$82 - $389

Train to East Midlands, fly to Knock, bus  •  7h 24m

  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

$82 - $333

Train to Liverpool, fly to Dublin, train  •  8h 47m

  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 train from Heuston to Galway

$99 - $335

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Galway is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 11h 39m.

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

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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 11h 39m.

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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 11h 39m and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 11h 39m 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 Citylink, arrive at Galway 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: 304.7 miles
  • Duration: 11h 39m

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, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 12h 17m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
Flights from East Midlands to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Birmingham to Knock via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
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
40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
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
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$16 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $20
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Bus Eireann
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
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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

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