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There are 10 ways to get from Brighton to Galway by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Fly London Gatwick to Shannon, bus

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Shannon (SNN)
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

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Fly London Gatwick to Knock, bus

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Knock (NOC)
  2. Take the bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Farringdon
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN)
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Fly London Gatwick to Dublin, train

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dublin (DUB)
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

Train to London Luton, fly to Knock, bus

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Knock (NOC)
  3. Take the bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train to London Stansted, fly to Shannon, bus

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Shannon (SNN)
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train to London Stansted, fly to Knock, bus

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Knock (NOC)
  3. Take the bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Cork, bus

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Farringdon
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK)
  3. Take the bus from Cork Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3 to Liverpool One
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Isle of Man Douglas
  4. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Dublin
  5. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Brighton to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Galway

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Brighton to Galway is to fly and bus, which costs £35 - £310 and takes 6h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £35 - £310 and takes 6h 38m.

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The distance between Brighton and Galway is 667 km.

The best way to get from Brighton to Galway without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 21h 31m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 38m to get from Brighton to Galway, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Ryanair offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Shannon Airport.

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There are 104+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs £8 - £21.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Galway.
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  • Distance: 666.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 38m

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

There is no direct connection from Brighton to Galway. However, you can take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick airport, fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, stop 609581, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick airport, fly to Knock, take the walk to Knock Airport, stop 553081, then take the bus to Galway.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €370
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €320
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €290
Flights from London Stansted to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €200
Flights from London Stansted to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €370
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €900
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €480
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €420
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €420
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Brighton to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€26 - €35
Train from Brighton to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€40 - €50
Train from Brighton to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€26 - €35
Bus operators
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Cork Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €21
Website
Citylink
Standard
€14 - €21
Web Fare
€12 - €18
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 from Brighton to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3 to Liverpool One
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €26
Website
Megabus UK
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Isle of Man Douglas
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €70
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€17 - €330
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Foot Passanger
€46
Motorcycle&Adult
€166
Car&Adult
€325
Stena Line

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