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There are 8 ways to get from Cambridge to Galway by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Fly London Stansted to Shannon, bus  •  6h 36m

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

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Fly London Stansted to Knock, bus  •  6h 45m

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

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 49m

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

Fly London Stansted to Cork, bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cork (ORK) STN - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Cork Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Fly London Stansted to Dublin, train  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dublin (DUB) STN - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

Train to London Luton, fly to Knock, bus  •  8h 24m

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

Bus, car ferry  •  18h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Jesus College to Birmingham Brunel Street M37
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Summer Row- Great Charles Street to Liverpool
  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 720

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 59m

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

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £30 - £320 and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £29 - £290 and takes 6h 36m.

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The distance between Cambridge and Galway is 628 km.

The best way to get from Cambridge to Galway without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 18h 42m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Cambridge to Galway, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Ryanair offers flights from London Stansted 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 Cambridge to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs £10 - £100.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Galway.
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  • Distance: 628.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 36m

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

There is no direct connection from Cambridge to Galway. However, you can take the train to Stansted Airport, take the walk to London Stansted 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 Stansted Airport, take the walk to London Stansted 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 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
Flights from London Stansted to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €290
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €240
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €290
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€27 - €330
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €480
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€30 - €40
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€14 - €17
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
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cambridge Jesus College to Birmingham Brunel Street
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €18
Website
Megabus UK
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Birmingham Summer Row- Great Charles Street to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
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

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