There are 4 ways to get from Dublin to Aran Islands by train, ferry, bus, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Galway Galway Service
  2. Take the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain

$112 - $143

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 761 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Carraroe, Carraroe 424
  3. Take the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain

$57 - $73

2 alternative options

Train, bus, ferry  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Galway
  2. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Carraroe, Carraroe 424
  3. Take the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain

$85 - $108

Fly, taxi, ferry  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Shannon (SNN) DUB - SNN
  2. Take a taxi from Shannon to Doolin
  3. Take the ferry from Doolin to Inis Méain

$153 - $407

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Aran Islands is to bus and ferry which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 6 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Aran Islands is to train and ferry which takes 4 h 43 min and costs 95€ - 130€.

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The distance between Dublin and Aran Islands is 227 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Dublin to Aran Islands, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Aran Islands, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Aran Islands. However, you can take the train to Galway, take the taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, then take the ferry to Inis Méain. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Aran Islands via Galway, Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station, Carraroe, Carraroe, and Ros a' Mhíl in around 6 h 28 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Shannon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Carraroe, Carraroe
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Ferry operators
Aran Island Ferries
Phone
+353 91 568903
Email
info@aranislandferries.com
Website
aranislandferries.com
Ferry from Ros a' Mhíl to Inis Méain
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
aranislandferries.com
O'Brien Line
Phone
0035365 707 5555
Email
info@doolinferry.com
Website
obrienline.com
Ferry from Doolin to Inis Méain
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
obrienline.com
Doolin2Aran Ferries
Phone
+353 65 707 5949
Email
info@doolin2aranferries.com
Website
doolin2aranferries.com
Ferry from Doolin to Inis Méain
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
doolin2aranferries.com
Other operators
Taxi from Shannon to Doolin
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
K Kabs
Phone
+353 86 4402110
Unicabs
Phone
+353 61 414 444
Fixed Price Taxis
Phone
+353 61 313 131
Website
facebook.com
Ballinacurra Taxi Service
Phone
+353 61 301 333

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