There are 6 ways to get from Galway to Cookstown by train, bus 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  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston Galway Service
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Portadown Train Station Enterprise Service / ...

$144 - $197

Cheapest option

Bus Donnelly's Pioneer Bus Service  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Cathedral to Granard
  2. Take the bus from Granard to Monaghan, Monaghan Bus Station 65
  3. Take the bus from Monaghan Bus to Cookstown 278

$26 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus Transport for Ireland  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Eden Quay 720
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Cookstown Union Street X4

$48 - $63

Train, bus via Dublin Busáras Bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston Galway Service
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Cookstown Union Street X4

$68 - $97

Train, bus Bus Eireann  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Athlone
  2. Take the bus from Athlone, Athlone Bus Station to Monaghan, Monaghan Bus Station 65
  3. Take the bus from Monaghan Bus to Cookstown 278

$53 - $71

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Galway to Cookstown 172.5 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Galway station to Cookstown. However, there are services departing from Galway Coach Station and arriving at Cookstown Union Street via Clifton Court Hotel Eden Quay and Dublin Busáras Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 21 min.

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The distance between Galway and Cookstown is 215 km. The road distance is 276.1 km.

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The best way to get from Galway to Cookstown without a car is to train which takes 6 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Galway to Cookstown, including transfers.

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Galway to Cookstown bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Galway to Cookstown is to train which takes 6 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 21 min.

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Galway to Cookstown bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Cookstown Union Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galway to Cookstown is 276 km. It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to drive from Galway to Cookstown.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Cookstown. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Galway to Cookstown.
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  • Distance: 134.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

What companies run services between Galway, Ireland and Cookstown, Northern Ireland?

You can take a train from Galway to Cookstown via Heuston, Heuston Luas Stop, Busáras Luas Stop, Connolly, and Portadown Train Station in around 6 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Galway to Cookstown via Eden Quay, Clifton Court Hotel Eden Quay, IFSC Custom House Quays, and Dublin Busáras Bus in around 6 h 21 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Heuston
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Portadown Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Athlone
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busáras Bus to Cookstown Union Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$23 - $35
Bus from Monaghan Bus to Cookstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$10 - $16
Donnelly's Pioneer Bus Service
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Cathedral to Granard
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Granard to Monaghan, Monaghan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Athlone, Athlone Bus Station to Monaghan, Monaghan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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