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There are 11 ways to get from Galway to London by bus, plane, train, car ferry or car

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Bus to Knock, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 39m

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

£64 - £246

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Bus to Dublin, fly to London Stansted  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to London Stansted (STN) DUB - STN

£34 - £113

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Bus to Shannon, fly to London Stansted  •  6h 25m

  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

£42 - £140

Bus to Shannon, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 28m

  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

£64 - £168

Bus to Knock, fly to London Stansted  •  6h 11m

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

£35 - £100

Bus to Dublin, fly to London Luton, train  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to London Luton (LTN) DUB - LTN
  3. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL

£45 - £318

Bus to Shannon, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 43m

  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

£37 - £146

Bus to Knock, fly to London Luton, train  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Knock Airport, 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

£35 - £180

Train, car ferry  •  16h 16m

  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

£128 - £427

Bus, car ferry  •  18h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Dublin, Eden Quay 720
  2. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Isle of Man Douglas
  3. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
  4. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 8m

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

Galway to London by bus, car ferry and walk

The journey time between Galway and London is around 25h 35m and covers a distance of around 537 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 25h 35m. Operated by GoBus.ie, Dublin Bus, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and others, the Galway to London service departs from Galway City, Coach Station and arrives in London Victoria Coach Station. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
25h 35m
Fastest journey time:
25h 35m
Journey distance:
537 miles
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
115 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:45
Last service departs at:
14:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Galway to London bus, car ferry and walk schedules

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Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Ireland from United Kingdom.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Galway to London is to bus and fly, which costs €40 - €140 and takes 7h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to London is to bus and fly which costs €70 - €200 and takes 5h 28m.

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The distance between Galway and London is 398 miles.

The best way to get from Galway to London without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 16h 16m and costs €140 - €500.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Galway to London, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Knock Airport to London Gatwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Knock Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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Map of how to get from Galway to London.
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  • Distance: 397.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 39m

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 Knock Airport, stop 553081, take the walk to Knock airport, fly to London Gatwick, take the walk to Gatwick Airport, then take the train to London Victoria. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Shannon Airport, stop 355331, take the walk to Shannon airport, fly to London Stansted, take the walk to Stansted Airport, then take the train to London Liverpool St.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Shannon to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£16 - £100
Flights from Knock to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£9 - £60
Flights from Dublin to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£7 - £110
Flights from Dublin to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£9 - £60
Flights from Shannon to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£18 - £110
Flights from Knock to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£8 - £50
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Knock to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £210
Flights from Shannon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Knock Airport, stop 553081
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Shannon Airport, stop 355331
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Zone 21, stop 111911
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £21
Website
Bus Eireann
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £18
Website
Citylink
Standard
£13 - £18
Web Fare
£11 - £16
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
GoBus.ie
Bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Dublin, Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Liverpool to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£16 - £20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Isle of Man Douglas
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £60
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Stena Line

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