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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 Station, stop 135771 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 425 / ...

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Bus via Sligo  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 to Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 23 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 64

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Bus, train  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 466 / ...
  2. Take the train from Athlone to Galway Galway Service / ...

Bus via Roscommon  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Tulsk Rr10
  2. Take the bus from The Square Roscommon to Galway Cathedral 433

Drive  •  1h 41m

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway 128.2 km

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The cheapest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway is to bus via Sligo which costs €15 - €24 and takes 4h 11m.

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The fastest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway is to drive which takes 1h 41m and costs €24 - €40.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 and arriving at Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 via Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 11m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Galway is 98 km. The road distance is 128.2 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 €18 - €27.

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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 Plaza, stop 556261 station.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Galway Bus Station, stop 555041.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway is 128 km. It takes approximately 1h 41m to drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Galway.

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  • Distance: 97.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 53m

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

Bus Eireann operates a bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 once daily. Tickets cost €11 - €17 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Train operators
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 Longford Station, stop 135771 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 to Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Bus Eireann
Local Link Longford Westmeath Roscommon
Phone
044 9340801
Email
lwr@locallink.ie
Website
locallinklwr.ie
Bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Tulsk
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Local Link Longford Westmeath Roscommon
Bus4u
Phone
+353 86 043 0753
Email
brenboyle@eircom.net
Website
bus4u.net
Bus from The Square Roscommon to Galway Cathedral
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Bus4u

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