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There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Aran Islands by train, bus or plane

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Recommended option

Train, travel  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Galway Galway Service
  2. Travel from Galway to Aran Islands

Cheapest option

Bus, line 424 bus  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720
  2. Take the line 424 bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cartron, Tully Cross 424

$29 - $34

3 alternative options

Train, travel via Achill Sound, Achill Sound  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Westport Westport Service
  2. Travel from Achill Sound, Achill Sound to Aran Islands

Bus, travel  •  9h 8m

  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 Westport, Westport Mill Street 456
  3. Travel from Achill Sound, Achill Sound to Aran Islands

Fly, bus, travel  •  10h 41m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Knock (NOC) DUB - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Westport
  3. Travel from Achill Sound, Achill Sound to Aran Islands

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Aran Islands is to bus and line 424 bus which costs 25€ - 30€ and takes 4h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Aran Islands is to bus and line 424 bus which costs 25€ - 30€ and takes 4h 51m.

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The distance between Dublin and Aran Islands is 227 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Aran Islands without a car is to train and travel which takes 3h 17m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 17m to get from Dublin to Aran Islands, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dublin Airport to Knock Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Flybe, Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Knock Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Aran Islands. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 14m and costs 4€ - 11€.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Aran Islands.
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  • Distance: 141.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 17m

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

You can take a bus from Dublin to Aran Islands via Galway Coach Station, Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station, and Cartron, Tully Cross in around 4h 51m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Knock via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Dublin to Knock via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Dublin to Knock via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Knock via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Dublin to Knock via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Dublin to Knock via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Knock via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Westport
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cartron, Tully Cross
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Westport, Westport Mill Street
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Westport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Website
Bus Eireann
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21

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