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There are 3 ways to get from Birr to Galway by bus or car

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Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Birr to Galway, Merchants Road Galway 844

2 alternative options

Line 847 bus, bus  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the line 847 bus from Birr to Portumna, Portumna 847 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Portumna, Portumna to Galway, Merchants Road Galway 844

Drive  •  1h 13m

  1. Drive from Birr to Galway 101.8 km

11€ - 17€

Birr to Galway by bus

The bus journey time between Birr and Galway is around 1h 50m and covers a distance of around 96 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 50m. Operated by Kearns Transport, the Birr to Galway bus service departs from Birr and arrives in Galway, Merchants Road Galway. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The most affordable way to get from Birr to Galway is to drive, which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 1h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Birr to Galway is to drive which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 1h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birr and arriving at Galway, Merchants Road Galway. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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The distance between Birr and Galway is 78 km. The road distance is 101.8 km.

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The best way to get from Birr to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 1h 50m and costs .

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The bus from Birr to Galway, Merchants Road Galway takes 1h 50m including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Birr to Galway bus services, operated by Kearns Transport, depart from Birr station.

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Birr to Galway bus services, operated by Kearns Transport, arrive at Galway, Merchants Road Galway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birr to Galway is 102 km. It takes approximately 1h 13m to drive from Birr to Galway.

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There are 198+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 78.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 50m

What companies run services between Birr, Ireland and Galway, Ireland?

Kearns Transport operates a bus from Birr to Galway, Merchants Road Galway twice a week, and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Bus operators
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Birr to Galway, Merchants Road Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Kearns Transport
Bus from Birr to Portumna, Portumna
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Kearns Transport
Bus from Portumna, Portumna to Galway, Merchants Road Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Kearns Transport

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