There are 11 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Galway by bus and ferry, bus, train, car, car ferry 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 and ferry, bus  •  15 h 1 min

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

$36 - $50

10 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus via Dublin City South, Burgh Quay  •  15 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

$44 - $53

Bus and ferry, train  •  15 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway Galway Service

$62 - $88

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Galway

$93 - $125

Fly Manchester to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Shannon (SNN) MAN - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$38 - $318

Fly Manchester to Knock, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Knock (NOC) MAN - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$91 - $276

Fly Manchester to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) MAN - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit

$40 - $165

Fly Manchester to Cork, bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cork (ORK) MAN - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station

$66 - $244

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Knock, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Knock (NOC) LPL - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$50 - $321

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Dublin, bus  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Dublin (DUB) LBA - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit

$56 - $219

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Shannon (SNN) LPL - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$67 - $373

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Greater Manchester to Galway. However, you can take the line 111 bus to Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Dickinson St (Hotel), take the walk to Manchester, take the bus and ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Temple Bar, Crampton Quay, then take the bus to Galway Coach Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Greater Manchester to Galway via Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Dickinson St (Hotel), Manchester, Dublin, Outside Connolly Station, Dublin City South, Hawkin's Street, and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay in around 15 h 2 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Manchester to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $750
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $240
Flights from Liverpool to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Manchester to Knock via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Train operators
Bus operators
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
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 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 Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
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
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Greater Manchester and Galway is 453 km.

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Galway is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 15 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Galway is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 28 min and costs £28 - £240.

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Galway. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Manchester and Temple Bar, Crampton Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 1 min.

It takes approximately 15 h 1 min to get from Greater Manchester to Galway, including transfers.