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There are 10 ways to get from Glasgow to Galway by bus, car ferry, train, bus and ferry, 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.

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Bus, car ferry, train  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from York Street to Londonderry station
  4. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station 64

$136 - $169

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 761 / ...

$51 - $72

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Train, bus and ferry  •  18 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

$147 - $277

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  20 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

$161 - $235

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 49 min

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

$95 - $195

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Shannon (SNN) EDI - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$73 - $352

Fly Glasgow to Dublin, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

$70 - $194

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Dublin, train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

$75 - $210

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Knock, bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Knock (NOC) EDI - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$69 - $240

Fly Glasgow to Derry, bus  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Derry (LDY) GLA - LDY
  2. Take the bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$83 - $166

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £35 - £55 and takes 19 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Galway is to bus and fly which costs £50 - £190 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Manchester and Temple Bar, Crampton Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 54 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Galway is 264 miles.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Galway without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 15 h 33 min and costs £100 - £130.

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It takes approximately 15 h 33 min to get from Glasgow to Galway, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Galway.
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  • Distance: 264 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 33 min

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

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Galway. However, you can take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the taxi to York Street, take the train to Londonderry station, take the walk to Derry Duke Street, take the bus to Foyle Street Bus Station Derry, then take the bus to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Galway via Preston, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester, Dublin, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 18 h 57 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from York Street to Londonderry station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Glasgow Central to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Foyle Street Bus Station Derry to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.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 and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 18 min and costs £7.

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