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

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Bus  •  4 h 53 min

  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

$33 - $46

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Train  •  5 h 14 min

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

$74 - $105

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Galway to Killarney 129.7 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Galway to Killarney is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Killarney is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galway station to Killarney. However, there are services departing from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station and arriving at East Avenue Road Killarney via Upper Mallow St and Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Galway to Killarney. However, there are services departing from Galway and arriving at Killarney via Portarlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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The distance between Galway and Killarney is 138 km. The road distance is 207.6 km.

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The best way to get from Galway to Killarney without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 53 min and costs 29€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Galway to Killarney, including transfers.

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

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Galway to Killarney train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Galway station.

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The best way to get from Galway to Killarney is to bus which takes 4 h 53 min and costs 29€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 5 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Galway to Killarney.
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  • Distance: 86.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

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

You can take a bus from Galway to Killarney via Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station, Upper Mallow St, Arthurs Quay, and Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay in around 4 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Galway to Killarney via Portarlington in around 5 h 14 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
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 - $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
2 h 15 min
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
1 h 35 min
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
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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

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Galway to Killarney train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Killarney station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galway to Killarney is 208 km. It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to drive from Galway to Killarney.

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There are 348+ hotels available in Killarney. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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