There are 3 ways to get from Galway to Blarney Castle by bus, train or car

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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Bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to St. Patricks Quay 251 / ...

$14 - $23

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Limerick Limerick Service
  2. Take the train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent Cork/Mallow Service

$51 - $74

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Galway to Blarney Castle 120.8 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Galway to Blarney Castle is to bus which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 4 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Blarney Castle is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Galway and Blarney Castle is 153 km. The road distance is 193.2 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Galway to Blarney Castle, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galway station to Blarney Castle. However, there are services departing from Galway Coach Station and arriving at Blarney via Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Galway to Blarney Castle.
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  • Distance: 95.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

What companies run services between Galway, Ireland and Blarney Castle, Ireland?

Citylink operates a bus from Galway to Blarney Castle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $23 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Bus Eireann also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Galway to Blarney Castle via Limerick, Limerick Junction, Cork Kent, Summerhill North, Cork City, Patrick Street, Lavitts Quay, and Blarney Village in around 5 h 58 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Limerick
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$16 - $23
Web Fare
$14 - $20
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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