There are 4 ways to get from Galway to Killarney by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station X51
  2. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to East Avenue Road Killarney 300

$30 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus via Dooradoyle, Raheen  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dooradoyle, Raheen 251
  2. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to East Avenue Road Killarney 300

$22 - $35

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Portarlington Galway Service
  2. Take the train from Portarlington to Killarney Tralee Service

$74 - $111

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 bus which costs 18€ - 30€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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

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The distance between Galway and Killarney is 138 km. The road distance is 208 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Galway to Killarney, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galway 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 3 h 58 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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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 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Galway to Killarney via Portarlington in around 5 h 14 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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