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There are 9 ways to get from Falkirk to Galway by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast City Centre, Jury's Inn to Letterkenny, Ramelton Road
  4. Take the bus from Letterkenny, Bus Station to Eyre Square Galway

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Fly Edinburgh to Cork, bus

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

Bus, car ferry, train

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from Yorkgate to Londonderry
  4. Take the bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Haymarket to Lancaster
  2. Take the car ferry from Heysham to Isle of Man Douglas
  3. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Dublin
  4. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Falkirk to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Galway

Fly Edinburgh to Dublin, train

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

Fly Glasgow to Dublin, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB)
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

Fly Edinburgh to Shannon, bus

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

Fly Edinburgh to Knock, bus

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Knock (NOC)
  2. Take the bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Galway is 1850 24 1850.

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The most affordable way to get from Falkirk to Galway is to fly and bus, which costs £25 - £110 and takes 8h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Falkirk to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £30 - £170 and takes 6h 38m.

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The distance between Falkirk and Galway is 455 km.

The best way to get from Falkirk to Galway without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 16h 35m and costs .

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It takes approximately 16h 35m to get from Falkirk to Galway, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 109+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at €100 per night.

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Map of how to get from Falkirk to Galway.
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  • Distance: 454.7 km
  • Duration: 16h 35m

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

There is no direct connection from Falkirk to Galway. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the walk to Belfast Stena Line Terminus, take the line 96 bus to Belfast CastleCourt, take the walk to Belfast City Centre, Jury's Inn, take the bus to Letterkenny, Ramelton Road, take the walk to Letterkenny, Bus Station, then take the bus to Eyre Square Galway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Falkirk to Galway via Glasgow Queen Street, Buchanan Bus Station, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast Stena Line Terminus, Belfast Ulsterbus, Yorkgate, Londonderry, and Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 in around 17h 47m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €190
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €190
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €460
Flights from Edinburgh to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €230
Flights from Edinburgh to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €120
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €300
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €260
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Yorkgate to Londonderry
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €95
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€24 - €35
Off-Peak Day Single
€45 - €70
Anytime Day Single
€60 - €95
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Scottish Citylink
Patrick Gallagher
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Belfast City Centre, Jury's Inn to Letterkenny, Ramelton Road
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Patrick Gallagher
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 Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Bus Eireann
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 Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
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
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Cork Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €21
Website
Citylink
Standard
€14 - €21
Web Fare
€12 - €18
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Heysham to Isle of Man Douglas
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €65
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€17 - €330
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Foot Passanger
€46
Motorcycle&Adult
€166
Car&Adult
€325

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