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There are 5 ways to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Longford, Outside Train Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station 425 / ...

$28 - $37

Cheapest option

Bus Transport for Ireland  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Elphin to Roscommon 570
  2. Take the bus from The Square Roscommon to Galway Cathedral 433

$22 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Longford, Outside Train Station to Athlone, Athlone Bus Station 466 / ...
  2. Take the train from Athlone to Galway Galway Service

$34 - $49

Bus via Sligo, Sligo Bus Station  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Carrick-on-Shannon, Carrick On Shannon Coffee Shop to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station 23 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sligo, Sligo Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station 64

$34 - $40

Drive  •  1h 39m

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway 79.8 miles

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway is to drive which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 1h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway is to drive which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 1h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Carrick-on-Shannon, Carrick On Shannon Coffee Shop and arriving at Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station via Sligo, Sligo Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 28m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Galway is 98 km. The road distance is 127.7 km.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 3h 53m and costs 24€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway, including transfers.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Carrick-on-Shannon, Carrick On Shannon Coffee Shop station.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway is 128 km. It takes approximately 1h 39m to drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway.

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There are 324+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway.
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  • Distance: 61.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland and Galway, Ireland?

Bus Eireann operates a bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $25 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Longford, Outside Train Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Longford, Outside Train Station to Athlone, Athlone Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Carrick-on-Shannon, Carrick On Shannon Coffee Shop to Sligo, Sligo Bus Station
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Sligo, Sligo Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Website
Bus Eireann
local link
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
locallink.ie
Bus from Elphin to Roscommon
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
locallink.ie
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from The Square Roscommon to Galway Cathedral
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
Transport for Ireland

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