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

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Bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station 51 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to East Avenue Road Killarney 300

$43 - $59

2 alternative options

Train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Galway to Portarlington 6
  2. Take the train from Portarlington to Killarney 5

$84 - $118

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Galway to Kenmare 150.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Galway to Kenmare is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Kenmare is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galway station to Kenmare. However, there are services departing from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station and arriving at Kenmare, Kenmare via Upper Mallow St, Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay and Killarney, Killarney Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 38m.

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The distance between Galway and Kenmare is 159 km. The road distance is 240.9 km.

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The best way to get from Galway to Kenmare without a car is to bus which takes 6h 38m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 6h 38m to get from Galway to Kenmare, including transfers.

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Galway to Kenmare bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Galway to Kenmare is to bus which takes 6h 38m and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6h 59m.

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Galway to Kenmare bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at East Avenue Road Killarney station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galway to Kenmare is 241 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Galway to Kenmare.

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  • Distance: 99.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 38m

What companies run services between Galway, Ireland and Kenmare, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Galway to Kenmare via Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station, Upper Mallow St, Arthurs Quay, Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay, East Avenue Road Killarney, and Killarney, Killarney Bus Station in around 6h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Galway to Kenmare via Portarlington, Killarney, and Killarney, Killarney Bus Station in around 6h 59m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Portarlington
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Portarlington to Killarney
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
Bus Eireann
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to East Avenue Road Killarney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to East Avenue Road Killarney
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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