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

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Bus  •  3 h 47 min

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

$19 - $46

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 30 min

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

$61 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Galway to Blarney Castle 120.8 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Galway to Blarney Castle is to bus which costs 16€ - 40€ and takes 3 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Blarney Castle is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 18 min.

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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 St. Patrick St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 47 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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The best way to get from Galway to Blarney Castle without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 47 min and costs 16€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Galway to Blarney Castle, including transfers.

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Galway to Blarney Castle bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Galway to Blarney Castle is to bus which takes 3 h 47 min and costs 16€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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Galway to Blarney Castle bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at St. Patricks Quay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galway to Blarney Castle is 193 km. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Galway to Blarney Castle.

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Map of how to get from Galway to Blarney Castle.
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  • Distance: 95.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

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

Citylink operates a bus from Galway to Blarney Castle every 4 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 Junction, Cork Kent, Summerhill North, Parnell Place, St. Patrick St, and Blarney Village in around 5 h 30 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Cork Kent
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $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 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$16 - $23
Web Fare
$14 - $20
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.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
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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There are 121+ hotels available in Blarney Castle. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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