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There are 12 ways to get from Galway to London by bus, plane, train, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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Bus to Shannon, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Shannon Airport, stop 355331
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to London Heathrow (LHR) SNN - LHR

£165 - £699

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Bus, bus and ferry via Dublin  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station 10 to Dublin, Bachelors Walk, Liffey Street 1 660 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871

£24 - £34

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Bus to Knock, fly to London Luton, train  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Knock Airpork, stop 553081
  2. Fly from Knock (NOC) to London Luton (LTN) NOC - LTN
  3. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL

£40 - £147

Bus to Shannon, fly to London Stansted  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Shannon Airport, stop 355331
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to London Stansted (STN) SNN - STN

£43 - £161

Bus to Knock, fly to London Stansted  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Knock Airpork, stop 553081
  2. Fly from Knock (NOC) to London Stansted (STN) NOC - STN

£44 - £161

Bus to Knock, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Knock Airpork, stop 553081
  2. Fly from Knock (NOC) to London Gatwick (LGW) NOC - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£64 - £257

Bus to Shannon, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Shannon Airport, stop 355331
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to London Gatwick (LGW) SNN - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£35 - £147

Bus to Dublin, fly to London City  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station 10 to Dublin Airport 13 13
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to London City (LCY) DUB - LCY

£48 - £444

Bus to Dublin, fly to Birmingham, train  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station 10 to Dublin Airport 13 13
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Birmingham (BHX) DUB - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£63 - £389

Train, bus and ferry  •  14h 26m

  1. Take the train from Galway 2 to Heuston 2
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston

£56 - £186

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Dublin, Eden Quay ->W1 720
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 9m

  1. Drive from Galway to Rosslare
  2. Take the car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
  3. Drive from Fishguard to London

£103 - £142

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Galway to London is to bus and bus and ferry via Dublin which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to London is to bus and fly which costs 180€ - 800€ and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galway station to London. However, there are services departing from Galway City, Coach Station and arriving at London Victoria via Dublin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 57m.

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The distance between Galway and London is 397 miles.

The best way to get from Galway to London without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 14h 26m and costs 60€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Galway to London, including transfers.

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Galway to London bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, depart from Galway City, Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Shannon Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Galway to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria station.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Shannon Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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Map of how to get from Galway to London.
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  • Distance: 397.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 37m

What companies run services between Galway, Ireland and London, England?

There is no direct connection from Galway to London. However, you can take the bus to Shannon Airport, stop 355331, take the walk to Shannon airport, fly to London Heathrow, take the walk to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, then take the train to London Paddington. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Knock Airpork, stop 553081, take the walk to Knock airport, fly to London Luton, take the walk to Airport Bus Station, take the bus to Luton Station Interchange, take the walk to Luton, then take the train to London King's Cross.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Shannon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Flights from Knock to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Flights from Dublin to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £160
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Shannon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Flights from Knock to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Flights from Dublin to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Flights from Dublin to London City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Flights from Dublin to London City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Knock to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£17 - £110
Flights from Shannon to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£18 - £120
Flights from Knock to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£19 - £120
Flights from Shannon to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£16 - £110
Flights from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£21 - £170
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £390
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £150
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£20 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

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Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Shannon Airport, stop 355331
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Knock Airpork, stop 553081
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Bus Eireann
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station 10 to Dublin Airport 13 13
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Citylink
Standard
£13 - £19
Web Fare
£11 - £17
Bus from Galway Coach Station 10 to Dublin, Bachelors Walk, Liffey Street 1
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Citylink
Standard
£13 - £19
Web Fare
£11 - £16
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Dublin Airport 10 10
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Dublin, Eden Quay ->W1
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£31
Website
Stena Line

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