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There are 12 ways to get from Edinburgh to Galway by bus, bus and ferry, train, car, car ferry or plane

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Bus, bus and ferry via Dublin Airport (DUB)  •  13h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Glasgow Buchanan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 923
  3. Take the bus from Glengall Street to Dublin Airport T1 785
  4. Take the bus from Dublin Airport Zone 11 to Galway Coach Stn 761 / ...

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Fly Edinburgh to Shannon, bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Shannon (SNN) EDI - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Galway Bus Station

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Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  13h 58m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Glasgow Buchanan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 923
  3. Take the bus from Glengall Street to Dublin Airport 785
  4. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Galway Re

Train, bus and ferry  •  14h 41m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Glasgow Buchanan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 923
  3. Take the train from Belfast to Dublin Connolly
  4. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Galway Re

Bus, bus and ferry  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Princes Street to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Glasgow Buchanan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 923
  3. Take the bus from Europa Buscentre to Dublin Airport Terminal 1 X1 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Stn 706

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 31m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Drive from Larne to Galway

Fly Edinburgh to Dublin, train  •  7h 14m

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

Fly Edinburgh to Cork, bus  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cork (ORK) EDI - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Cork Airport to Galway Bus Station

Fly Edinburgh to Knock, bus  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Knock (NOC) EDI - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Knock Airport to Galway Bus Station

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  9h 40m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  2. Take the train from Belfast to Dublin Connolly
  3. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Galway

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast City, train  •  9h 19m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast to Dublin Connolly
  3. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Galway

Train to Glasgow, fly to Derry, bus  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Derry (LDY) GLA - LDY
  3. Take the bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Galway Bus Station

Edinburgh to Galway by bus and bus and ferry

21 Weekly Services
13h 53m Average Duration
€66 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £25 - £170 and takes 5h 54m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Galway is to fly and bus which takes 5h 46m and costs £25 - £170.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Galway. However, there are services departing from Princes Street and arriving at Galway Coach Stn via Glasgow Buchanan, Glengall Street and Dublin Airport Zone 11. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 53m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Galway is 691 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Galway without a car is to bus and bus and ferry via Dublin Airport (DUB) which takes 13h 53m and costs £55 - £85.

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It takes approximately 13h 53m to get from Edinburgh to Galway, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Galway bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway Coach Stn station.

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There are 380+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at €59 per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Galway.
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  • Distance: 690.9 km
  • Duration: 13h 53m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Galway. However, you can take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the walk to Glasgow Buchanan, take the bus and ferry to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, take the walk to Glengall Street, take the bus to Dublin Airport T1, take the walk to Dublin Airport Zone 11, then take the bus to Galway Coach Stn. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Galway via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Buchanan, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Glengall Street, Dublin Airport, Heuston Station, and Dublin Heuston in around 13h 58m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €130
Flights from Edinburgh to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €190
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€16 - €160
Flights from Edinburgh to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€16 - €240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€21 - €220
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €230
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €900
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/
Standard
€15 - €21
1st Class
€24 - €35
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Dublin Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€17 - €25
Flexible
€18 - €26
Train from Belfast to Dublin Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€16 - €22
Flexible
€16 - €23
Bus operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus and ferry from Glasgow Buchanan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
https://www.translink.co.uk/
Adult Single
€30 - €45
Bus from Europa Buscentre to Dublin Airport Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
https://www.translink.co.uk/
Adult Single
€24 - €35
Dublin Express
Phone
+353 1 903 9508
Website
dublinexpress.ie
Bus from Glengall Street to Dublin Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8
Website
https://www.dublinexpress.ie/
Bus from Glengall Street to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8
Website
https://www.dublinexpress.ie/
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport Zone 11 to Galway Coach Stn
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €25
Website
https://www.citylink.ie/
Web Fare
€15 - €21
On Bus
€18 - €25
Bus from Cork Airport to Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €24
Website
https://www.citylink.ie/
Web Fare
€14 - €21
On Bus
€17 - €24
Eireagle
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
eireagle.com
Bus from Dublin Airport Arrival Terminal 1 to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€18
Website
Eireagle
GoBus
Phone
+353091 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport Arrival Terminal 1 to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
https://gobus.ie/
Aircoach
Phone
+353 0 1 844 7118
Email
info@aircoach.ie
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Stn
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
https://www.aircoach.ie/
Bus Éireann
Phone
+353 1 836 6111
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
https://www.buseireann.ie/
Bus from Knock Airport to Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
https://www.buseireann.ie/
Bus from Ulsterbus Depot to Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
https://www.buseireann.ie/
Expressway
Phone
0818 836611
Website
expressway.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
https://www.expressway.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.expressway.ie/routes-and-timetables
Book at
https://www.expressway.ie/journey-search
Standard
€13 - €19
Bus from Knock Airport to Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
https://www.expressway.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.expressway.ie/routes-and-timetables
Book at
https://www.expressway.ie/journey-search
Standard
€13 - €19
Bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
https://www.expressway.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.expressway.ie/routes-and-timetables
Book at
https://www.expressway.ie/journey-search
Standard
€22 - €35
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