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There are 6 ways to get from Galway to Downpatrick by bus, train or car

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Bus Citylink  •  6h 19m

  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 - $59

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Train, bus  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston Galway Service
  2. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 400

$59 - $87

Train, bus via Dublin Airport  •  6h 53m

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

$67 - $100

Train  •  8h 14m

  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

$89 - $132

Bus via Cavan  •  8h 26m

  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  •  3h 44m

  1. Drive from Galway to Downpatrick 210.8 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Galway to Downpatrick is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 6h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Downpatrick is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 44m.

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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 6h 19m.

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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 6h 19m and costs 30€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 6h 19m 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 6h 19m and costs 30€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 8h 14m.

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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 3h 44m to drive from Galway to Downpatrick.

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Map of how to get from Galway to Downpatrick.
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  • Distance: 155.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 19m

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 6h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Galway to Downpatrick via Heuston, Heuston, Busáras, Connolly, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, Belfast Gas Work, Carryduff Queensway, and Carryduff in around 8h 14m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Heuston
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
Citylink
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cavan, Cavan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
Bus Eireann
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Dublin Coach
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $28

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