There are 6 ways to get from Galway to Portrush by bus, train 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

Bus, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport 760 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  3. Take the train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Portrush 3

$42 - $64

Cheapest option

Bus Bus Feda Teoranta  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Cathedral to Just Inn Cafe, Ballybofey 964
  2. Take the bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Coleraine Bus Center 234

$40 - $55

4 alternative options

Bus via Dublin Airport  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport 760 / ...
  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 - $72

Train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast Central
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central Train Station to Portrush 3

$92 - $134

Train, bus  •  8 h 56 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 - $83

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Galway to Portrush 215.2 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Galway to Portrush is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Portrush is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 4 h 22 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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It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Galway to Portrush, including transfers.

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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 30 min.

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

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 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Galway to Portrush via Heuston, Heuston Luas Stop, Busáras Luas Stop, Connolly, Belfast Central, and Belfast Central Train Station in around 8 h 44 min.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Portrush
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
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
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Heuston
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Athlone
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $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 55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
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 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $28
Bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Coleraine Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$9 - $13
Bus Eireann
Website
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
Bus Feda Teoranta
Website
feda.ie
Bus from Galway Cathedral to Just Inn Cafe, Ballybofey
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
feda.iesite

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