There are 4 ways to get from Galway to Kenmare by bus, train 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

Bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. X51
  2. 300

$40 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus via Dooradoyle, Raheen  •  6 h 9 min

  1. 251
  2. 300

$32 - $48

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Galway Service
  2. Tralee Service

$85 - $124

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. 150.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The distance between Galway and Kenmare is 159 km. The road distance is 241 km.

The cheapest way to get from Galway to Kenmare is to drive which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Galway to Kenmare is to drive which takes 2 h 51 min and costs 27€ - 45€.

No, there is no direct bus from Galway 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 5 h 43 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Galway to Kenmare, including transfers.

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 5 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Galway to Kenmare via Portarlington, Killarney, and Killarney, Killarney Bus Station in around 6 h 59 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Portarlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Portarlington to Killarney
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to East Avenue Road Killarney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dooradoyle, Raheen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$12 - $17
Web Fare
$9 - $14

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