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There are 5 ways to get from Galway to Stranraer by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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Bus, car ferry  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport 761 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a
  3. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$92 - $189

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 17m

  1. Drive from Galway to Larne
  2. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$79 - $171

3 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston 6
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station 8 / ...
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central Train Station to Larne Harbour 2
  4. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$137 - $251

Bus, car ferry via Cavan  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cavan, Cavan Bus Station 65
  2. Take the bus from Cavan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 271
  3. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan

$122 - $146

Train, fly  •  10h 22m

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA
  3. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$96 - $217

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Galway to Stranraer is to drive and car ferry which costs 65€ - 150€ and takes 6h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Stranraer is to drive and car ferry which costs 65€ - 150€ and takes 6h 17m.

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The distance between Galway and Stranraer is 319 km.

The best way to get from Galway to Stranraer without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 10h 35m and costs 80€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 10h 35m to get from Galway to Stranraer, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Stranraer. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Galway to Stranraer.
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  • Distance: 199.2 miles
  • Duration: 10h 35m

What companies run services between Galway, Ireland and Stranraer, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Galway to Stranraer. However, you can take the bus to Dublin Airport, take the bus to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, take the walk to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, take the line 256 bus to Larne Bus Station, take the walk to Larne Town, take the train to Larne Harbour, take the walk to Larne, take the car ferry to Cairnryan, then take the taxi to Stranraer. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Galway to Stranraer via Heuston, Heuston, Busáras, Connolly, Belfast Central Train Station, Larne Harbour, Larne, and Cairnryan in around 11h 20m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Heuston
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 Larne Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ayr
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Bus operators
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
Citylink
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cavan, Cavan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
Bus Eireann
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Cavan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$20 - $28
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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