There are 11 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.

Recommended option

Bus, car ferry  •  10 h 39 min

  1. 923
  2. 760

$98 - $125

Cheapest option

Fly Glasgow to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. GLA - DUB

$40 - $144

9 alternative options

Bus, car ferry, train  •  15 h 42 min

  1. 923
  2. 64

$122 - $152

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 10 min

  1. 880
  2. 761 / ...

$53 - $72

Bus, bus and ferry via Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)  •  21 h 50 min

  1. X74
  2. 880
  3. 720

$68 - $85

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 49 min

$98 - $195

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

  1. EDI - SNN

$74 - $353

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

  1. EDI - NOC

$70 - $241

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. EDI - DUB

$44 - $160

Fly Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. GLA - BFS

$81 - $176

Fly Glasgow to Derry, bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. GLA - LDY

$66 - $168

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 Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, take the bus to Dublin Airport, then take the bus to Gmit. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Glasgow to Galway via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, York Street, Londonderry station, Derry Duke Street, and Foyle Street Bus Station Derry in around 15 h 42 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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 Edinburgh to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $140
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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
$16 - $22
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $21
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$15 - $21
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
$13 - $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
$14 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Letterkenny, Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Dumfries, Scotland to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus Feda Teoranta
Website
feda.ie
Bus from Letterkenny, Bus Station to Eyre Square Galway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
feda.iesite
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
$172
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
$30 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$67
Standard Car
$94

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Glasgow and Galway is 422 km.

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £29 - £110 and takes 6 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Galway is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs £29 - £110.

No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Galway. 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 10 min.

It takes approximately 10 h 39 min to get from Glasgow to Galway, including transfers.