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There are 4 ways to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Galway by plane, bus or bus and ferry

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Fly to Shannon, bus  •  8h 51m

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

58€ - 247€

3 alternative options

Fly to Knock, bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Knock (NOC) DTM - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

59€ - 251€

Bus, bus and ferry via Brussels  •  31h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Essen to Brussels, Brussels-North station 081
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London 140
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station 720

Bus, bus and ferry  •  35h

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Bruges
  2. Take the bus from Bruges to London - Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 X20 / ...

65€ - 86€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 35h.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Galway is to fly and bus which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 8h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Airport/Terminal and arriving at Galway City, Coach Station via Dortmund, Essen, Bruxelles, Nord, London Victoria and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 15m.

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The distance between Dortmund Airport (DTM) and Galway is 1145 km.

The best way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Galway without a car is to bus and bus and ferry via Brussels which takes 31h 15m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 51m to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Galway, including transfers.

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Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Galway bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Essen station.

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There is no direct flight from Dortmund Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 10m and has one stopover.

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Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Galway bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, arrive at Galway City, Coach Station.

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Galway is 1h behind Dortmund Airport (DTM). It is currently 10:15 PM in Dortmund Airport (DTM) and 9:15 PM in Galway.

Map of how to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Galway.
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  • Distance: 1144.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 51m

What companies run services between Dortmund Airport (DTM), Germany and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Galway. However, you can fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, stop 609581, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can fly to Knock, take the walk to Knock Airpork, stop 553081, then take the bus to Galway.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Shannon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Dortmund to Shannon via Krakow, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Dortmund to Knock via Krakow, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from Dortmund to Knock via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Lauda
Flights from Dortmund to Shannon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 210€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dortmund to Shannon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 900€
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 Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Bus Eireann
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Essen to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dortmund to Bruges
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
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 2 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bruges to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus

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