There are 12 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Galway by train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, 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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Train, car ferry  •  13 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  3. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

$106 - $233

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Bus and ferry, bus via Temple Bar, Crampton Quay  •  15 h 5 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 / ...

$35 - $50

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Bus and ferry, train  •  15 h 50 min

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

$62 - $89

Bus and ferry, bus  •  16 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20

$55 - $76

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 - $126

Fly Manchester to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 58 min

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

$38 - $164

Fly Manchester to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 24 min

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

$36 - $316

Fly Manchester to Knock, bus  •  6 h 51 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

$89 - $274

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Dublin, bus  •  8 h 30 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 Galway Coach Station

$56 - $220

Fly Manchester to Cork, bus  •  8 h 36 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

$64 - $242

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Knock, bus  •  7 h 45 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

$49 - $320

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7 h 32 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

$66 - $372

Questions & Answers

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 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £27 - £250 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Manchester and Temple Bar, Crampton Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 5 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Galway is 283 miles.

The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Galway without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 13 h 21 min and costs £80 - £180.

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It takes approximately 13 h 21 min to get from Greater Manchester to Galway, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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British Airways, Flybe, Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Manchester Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Galway.
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  • Distance: 282.8 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 21 min

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 101 bus to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ), take the walk to Manchester Oxford Road, take the train to Liverpool Lime Street, take the walk to Liverpool, take the car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man, take the car ferry to Dublin, take the taxi to The Point Luas Stop, take the tram to Heuston Luas Stop, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Greater Manchester to Galway via Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn), Manchester, Dublin, and Temple Bar, Crampton Quay in around 15 h 5 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
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 Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $240
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $750
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Single
$22 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Bus operators
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
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 Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$18 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $22
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
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.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
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$35
Standard fare
$62
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 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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