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There are 9 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Galway by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry or car

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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Fly to Dublin, train  •  5h 12m

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

60€ - 179€

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Fly to Knock, bus  •  4h

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

Fly to Cork, bus  •  5h 45m

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

69€ - 230€

Fly to Shannon, bus  •  3h 42m

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

Train, bus and ferry  •  15h 37m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

111€ - 169€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20 / ...

Train, car ferry  •  16h 17m

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

159€ - 233€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

64€ - 88€

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 41m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Galway

93€ - 126€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £55 - £80 and takes 16h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Galway is to fly and train which costs £50 - £160 and takes 5h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 16m.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Galway is 299 miles.

The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Galway without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 15h 37m and costs £95 - £150.

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It takes approximately 5h 12m to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Galway, including transfers.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Galway bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Galway.
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  • Distance: 299.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 12m

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Galway. However, you can fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the line 747 bus to Irish Rail Building North Wall Quay, take the walk to Spencer Dock, take the tram to Heuston, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway. Alternatively, you can fly to Knock, take the walk to Lurga, Knock Airport, then take the bus to Galway.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 210€
Flights from Bristol to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Flights from Bristol to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 420€
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 120€
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day Single
75€ - 120€
First Anytime Day Single
120€ - 180€
Bus operators
Bus �ireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
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
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 and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Book at
National Express
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 23€
Book at
National Express
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Transport for Ireland
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
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
40€
Small Car
135€
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
34€
Website
Stena Line

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