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There are 13 ways to get from Galway to London by bus, plane, train, bus and ferry, car ferry or car

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Bus to Shannon, fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 34 min

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

$104 - $367

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Bus, bus and ferry via Outside Heuston Train Station  •  15 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Outside Heuston Train Station 761 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871

$45 - $79

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Bus to Knock, fly to London Gatwick  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
  2. Fly from Knock (NOC) to London Gatwick (LGW) NOC - LGW

$74 - $380

Bus to Knock, fly to London Stansted  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
  2. Fly from Knock (NOC) to London Stansted (STN) NOC - STN

$54 - $210

Bus to Shannon, fly to London Stansted  •  6 h 14 min

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

$62 - $222

Bus to Shannon, fly to London Gatwick  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Shannon, Shannon Airport
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to London Gatwick (LGW) SNN - LGW

$57 - $272

Bus to Knock, fly to London Luton, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
  2. Fly from Knock (NOC) to London Luton (LTN) NOC - LTN
  3. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL

$58 - $225

Bus to Cork, fly to London Heathrow  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park
  2. Fly from Cork (ORK) to London Heathrow (LHR) ORK - LHR

$91 - $353

Train to Dublin, fly to London Heathrow  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to London Heathrow (LHR) DUB - LHR

$120 - $317

Train, bus and ferry  •  14 h 21 min

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

$109 - $198

Train, car ferry  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston

$223 - $467

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h 49 min

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

$51 - $61

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Galway to Dublin
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  3. Drive from Holyhead to London

$127 - $174

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The cheapest way to get from Galway to London is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 15 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to London is to bus and fly which costs 60€ - 340€ and takes 5 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galway station to London. However, there are services departing from Galway Coach Station and arriving at London Victoria via Dublin, Liberty Hall and Dublin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 49 min.

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The distance between Galway and London is 636 km.

The best way to get from Galway to London without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 14 h 21 min and costs 95€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Galway to London, including transfers.

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Galway to London bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Shannon Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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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: 5 h 34 min

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, Shannon Airport, take the walk to Shannon airport, fly to London Heathrow, take the walk to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, then take the train to London. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Lurga, Knock Airport, take the walk to Knock airport, fly to London Gatwick, take the walk to Gatwick Airport, then take the train to London.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Shannon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Knock to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Cork to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Shannon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Knock to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Cork to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Flights from Dublin to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Knock to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Shannon to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Shannon to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Flights from Knock to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Shannon, Shannon Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Outside Heuston Train Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$16 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $20
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Outside Heuston Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
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
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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