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There are 6 ways to get from Galway to Stranraer by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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, car ferry  •  10 h 35 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 X2a
  3. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$92 - $189

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 17 min

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

$79 - $171

4 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  11 h 19 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 Larne Harbour 2
  4. Take the car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan

$137 - $251

Bus, car ferry via Cavan  •  13 h 2 min

  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

$129 - $153

Train to Dublin, fly to Glasgow, train  •  10 h 20 min

  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

$95 - $225

Bus to Shannon, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Shannon, Shannon Airport
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Edinburgh (EDI) SNN - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  5. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$107 - $398

Questions & Answers

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

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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 6 h 17 min.

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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 10 h 35 min and costs 80€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 35 min 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 1 h.

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

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There are 120+ hotels available in Stranraer. Prices start at $65 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: 10 h 35 min

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 Luas Stop, Busáras Luas Stop, Connolly, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, Belfast Central Train Station, Larne Harbour, Larne, and Cairnryan in around 11 h 19 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Shannon to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
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
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
1 h 5 min
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
50 min
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
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 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
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Cavan, Cavan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
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
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 30 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 Cavan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
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
2 h
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
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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