There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Galway by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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

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Fly to Shannon, bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Shannon (SNN) FRA - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$172 - $511

Cheapest option

Fly to Knock, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Knock (NOC) FRA - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$76 - $328

3 alternative options

Fly to Dublin, train  •  6 h 7 min

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

$110 - $379

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  27 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord Ice
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  4. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  5. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20

$165 - $228

Drive, carferry  •  20 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Calais
  2. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Fishguard
  4. Take the carferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  5. Drive from Rosslare to Galway

$248 - $359

Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Galway is 1263 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Galway without a car is to train and bus and bus and ferry which takes 27 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Galway, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Galway is 1 h behind Frankfurt Airport (FRA). It is currently 4:28 PM in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and 3:28 PM in Galway.

Lufthansa, Ryanair, British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Shannon Airport.

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There are 331+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Galway.
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  • Distance: 789.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Galway. However, you can fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the bus to The 3Arena, take the walk to The Point Luas Stop, take the tram to Heuston Luas Stop, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Shannon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Frankfurt to Knock via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Knock via Paris CDG, Bristol
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Shannon via London City
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Shannon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $10,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Knock via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Knock via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Knock via Amsterdam, Birmingham
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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