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There are 11 ways to get from Glasgow to Galway by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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Bus, car ferry via Dublin Airport (DUB)  •  13h 7m

  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 bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport X1 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station 660 / ...

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Fly Glasgow to Dublin, train  •  6h 58m

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

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Bus, car ferry  •  14h 35m

  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 bus from Belfast City Centre, Jury's Inn to Letterkenny, Ramelton Road 931
  4. Take the bus from Letterkenny, Bus Station to Eyre Square Galway 964

Bus, car ferry, train  •  15h 58m

  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 Yorkgate to Londonderry 3
  4. Take the bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 64

Train, car ferry, bus via Liverpool  •  17h 11m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station 720

Train, car ferry, bus  •  16h 53m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast City Centre, Jury's Inn to Letterkenny, Ramelton Road 931
  4. Take the bus from Letterkenny, Bus Station to Eyre Square Galway 964

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 32m

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

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Shannon, bus  •  6h 53m

  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, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Dublin, train  •  8h 8m

  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

Fly Glasgow to Cork, bus  •  8h 34m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Cork (ORK) GLA - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Cork, St. Patricks Quay to Galway City, Coach Station

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Knock, bus  •  6h 52m

  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 Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

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The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Galway is to fly and train, which costs £28 - £110 and takes 6h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Galway is to bus and fly which costs £30 - £140 and takes 6h 52m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Galway is 422 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Galway without a car is to bus and car ferry via Dublin Airport (DUB) which takes 13h 7m and costs .

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It takes approximately 13h 7m to get from Glasgow to Galway, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Galway.
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  • Distance: 422.4 km
  • Duration: 13h 7m

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 walk to Belfast Stena Line Terminus, take the line 96 bus to Belfast CastleCourt, take the walk to Belfast Europa Bus Centre, take the bus to Dublin Airport, then take the bus to Galway Coach Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Galway via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast Heron Road, Belfast Wellington Place, Belfast City Centre, Jury's Inn, Letterkenny, Ramelton Road, and Letterkenny, Bus Station in around 14h 35m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €110
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €110
Flights from Edinburgh to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €220
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€300 - €850
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €320
Flights from Glasgow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€300 - €850
Flights from Glasgow to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €800
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Yorkgate to Londonderry
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
TransPennine Express Service
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €75
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€24 - €35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€55 - €75
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
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Translink UK
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €22
Website
Citylink
Standard
€15 - €22
Web Fare
€13 - €19
Bus from Cork, St. Patricks Quay to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €20
Website
Citylink
Standard
€14 - €20
Web Fare
€12 - €17
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Aircoach
Patrick Gallagher
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Belfast City Centre, Jury's Inn to Letterkenny, Ramelton Road
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Patrick Gallagher
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Megabus UK
Ferry operators

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