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There are 11 ways to get from Crewe to Galway by train, car ferry, bus and ferry, night bus, bus, car or plane

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Train, car ferry via Holyhead  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

101€ - 229€

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Train to Liverpool, fly to Knock, bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Knock (NOC) LPL - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

43€ - 234€

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Train, bus and ferry  •  14h 22m

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

52€ - 182€

Train, car ferry  •  14h 47m

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

82€ - 270€

Night bus, bus and ferry, bus  •  16h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from Stoke-On-Trent 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 City, Coach Station 720

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 32m

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

75€ - 100€

Fly Manchester to Dublin, train  •  6h 36m

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

44€ - 294€

Train to Liverpool, fly to Dublin, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

55€ - 274€

Fly Manchester to Cork, bus  •  8h 33m

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

83€ - 839€

Train to Birmingham, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Shannon (SNN) BHX - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

148€ - 564€

Fly Manchester to Shannon, bus  •  6h 38m

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

43€ - 254€

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The cheapest way to get from Crewe to Galway is to train and bus and ferry which costs £40 - £160 and takes 14h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Crewe to Galway is to fly and train which costs £35 - £260 and takes 6h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Crewe to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Crewe, The Terrace and arriving at Galway City, Coach Station via Stoke-On-Trent, Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 20m.

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The distance between Crewe and Galway is 441 km.

The best way to get from Crewe to Galway without a car is to train and car ferry via Holyhead which takes 11h 20m and costs £85 - £200.

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It takes approximately 11h 20m to get from Crewe to Galway, including transfers.

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Crewe to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stoke-On-Trent station.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Crewe to Galway bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, arrive at Galway City, Coach Station.

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

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Map of how to get from Crewe to Galway.
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  • Distance: 440.7 km
  • Duration: 11h 20m

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

There is no direct connection from Crewe to Galway. However, you can take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the car ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, take the line 53 bus to Cumberland Road, take the walk to Fitzwilliam Place, stop 909, take the line 145 bus to Heuston Station, stop 4320, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Crewe to Galway via Birmingham New Street, Birmingham, Dublin, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 14h 22m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
10€ - 150€
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 100€
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
21€ - 220€
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
18€ - 200€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Flights from Manchester to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
Flights from Birmingham to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Flights from Manchester to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 160€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 60€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
120€ - 160€
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 85€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
23€ - 30€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
60€ - 85€
Train from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 60€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
15€ - 21€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 95€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
26€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
70€ - 95€
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Crewe to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
tfw.wales
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 26€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
6€ - 9€
Anytime Day Single
22€ - 26€
Train from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
5€ - 8€
Anytime Day Single
15€ - 18€
Train from Crewe to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
5€ - 8€
Anytime Day Single
13€ - 16€
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 140€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
40€ - 50€
Anytime Day 1st Class
100€ - 140€
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
40€ - 55€
Anytime Day 1st Class
100€ - 150€
Bus operators
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
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Night bus from Stoke-On-Trent to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
National Express
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
Every 3 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
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€
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
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€

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The best way to get from Crewe to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs £9 - £16.

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