There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Aran Islands by train, ferry or bus

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 46 min

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

$112 - $144

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk 300
  2. Take the bus from Ennis Bus Station to Doolin, Doolin Hostel 350
  3. Take the ferry from Doolin to Inis Méain

$38 - $56

1 alternative option

Train, bus, ferry  •  6 h 31 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 - $109

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Aran Islands is to bus and ferry which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 7 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Aran Islands is to train and ferry which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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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 ferry which takes 4 h 46 min and costs 95€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Dublin to Aran Islands, including transfers.

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There are 165+ hotels available in Aran Islands. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Aran Islands.
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  • Distance: 141.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

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 31 min.

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
Bus from Ennis Bus Station to Doolin, Doolin Hostel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
dublincoach.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

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