There are 5 ways to get from Galway to Portrush by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central Train Station to Portrush 3

$91 - $134

Cheapest option

Bus via Granard  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Cathedral to Granard
  2. Take the bus from Granard to Monaghan, Monaghan Bus Station 65
  3. Take the bus from Monaghan Bus to Portrush Dunluce Avenue 278

$36 - $48

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport 761 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Coleraine Bus Center 218

$48 - $71

Train, bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Athlone
  2. Take the bus from Athlone, Athlone Bus Station to Monaghan, Monaghan Bus Station 65
  3. Take the bus from Monaghan Bus to Portrush Dunluce Avenue 278

$63 - $84

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Galway to Portrush 215.2 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Galway station to Portrush. However, there are services departing from Galway Coach Station and arriving at Portrush Dunluce Avenue via Dublin Airport, Belfast Europa Bus Centre and Coleraine Bus Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 46 min.

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The distance between Galway and Portrush is 265 km. The road distance is 344.3 km.

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The best way to get from Galway to Portrush without a car is to train which takes 8 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to get from Galway to Portrush, including transfers.

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Galway to Portrush bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Galway to Portrush is to train which takes 8 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 46 min.

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Galway to Portrush bus services, operated by Translink UK, arrive at Coleraine Bus Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galway to Portrush is 344 km. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Galway to Portrush.

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There are 241+ hotels available in Portrush. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Galway to Portrush.
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  • Distance: 165.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 40 min

What companies run services between Galway, Ireland and Portrush, Northern Ireland?

You can take a train from Galway to Portrush via Heuston, Heuston Luas Stop, Busáras Luas Stop, Connolly, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, and Belfast Central Train Station in around 8 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Galway to Portrush via Dublin Airport, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, and Coleraine Bus Center in around 8 h 46 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Heuston
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Athlone
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
irishrail.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central Train Station to Portrush
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Coleraine Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$14 - $20
Bus from Monaghan Bus to Portrush Dunluce Avenue
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $29
Donnelly's Pioneer Bus Service
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Cathedral to Granard
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Granard to Monaghan, Monaghan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Athlone, Athlone Bus Station to Monaghan, Monaghan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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