There are 4 ways to get from Galway to Bunratty Castle by train, bus, taxi 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Limerick Service

$20 - $34

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. 51

$20 - $25

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. 53.5 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  54 min

  1. 53.5 miles

$11 - $17

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Galway to Bunratty Castle 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, Bus Eireann operates a bus from Galway to Bunratty Castle hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Old Creamery Pub
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Other operators
Taxi from Galway to Bunratty Castle
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
City Taxis Galway
Phone
+353 91 525 252
Website
citytaxisgalway.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Galway and Bunratty Castle is 66 km. The road distance is 86 km.

The cheapest way to get from Galway to Bunratty Castle is to drive which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Galway to Bunratty Castle is to taxi which takes 54 min and costs 100€ - 130€.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station and arriving at Old Creamery Pub. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Galway to Bunratty Castle, including transfers.