There are 5 ways to get from Galway to Downpatrick by bus, train or car

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Bus Citylink  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport 761 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x

$37 - $57

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Train, bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston Galway Service
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x

$66 - $98

Train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston Galway Service
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station Enterprise Service / ...

$90 - $132

Bus via Cavan  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cavan, Cavan Bus Station 65
  2. Take the bus from Cavan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 271

$58 - $75

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Galway to Downpatrick 210.8 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Galway station to Downpatrick. However, there are services departing from Galway Coach Station and arriving at Downpatrick via Dublin Airport and Belfast Europa Bus Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 12 min.

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The distance between Galway and Downpatrick is 248 km. The road distance is 337.3 km.

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The best way to get from Galway to Downpatrick without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Galway to Downpatrick, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Galway to Downpatrick is to bus which takes 6 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 13 min.

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Galway to Downpatrick bus services, operated by Aircoach, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galway to Downpatrick is 337 km. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Galway to Downpatrick.

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There are 87+ hotels available in Downpatrick. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Galway to Downpatrick.
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  • Distance: 155.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

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

You can take a bus from Galway to Downpatrick via Dublin Airport, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, and Belfast Europa Bus Centre in around 6 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Galway to Downpatrick via Heuston, Heuston Luas Stop, Busáras Luas Stop, Connolly, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, Belfast Gas Work, Carryduff Queensway, and Carryduff in around 8 h 13 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 Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cavan, Cavan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Cavan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $28

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