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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.

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Bus and ferry, bus via Temple Bar, Crampton Quay  •  15h 19m

  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 - $51

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Bus and ferry, train  •  15h 49m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway 6

$62 - $90

Bus and ferry, bus  •  16h 25m

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

$56 - $72

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 35m

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

$92 - $124

Fly Manchester to Dublin, train  •  6h 54m

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

$72 - $218

Fly Manchester to Shannon, bus  •  6h 22m

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

$38 - $320

Fly Manchester to Knock, bus  •  6h 40m

  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 - $278

Fly Manchester to Cork, bus  •  8h 35m

  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

$67 - $246

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Dublin, train  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

$79 - $302

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Knock, bus  •  7h 57m

  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 - $322

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Dublin, train  •  9h 49m

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

$83 - $265

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 15h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £28 - £250 and takes 6h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Platt Ln and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Manchester and Temple Bar, Crampton Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 19m.

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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 bus and ferry and bus which takes 15h 19m and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 15h 19m 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 55m.

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

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British Airways, 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: 15h 19m

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 Piccadilly Gardens, 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, Whitworth St West, Manchester, Dublin, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 15h 49m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $750
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Manchester to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Train operators
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
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$16 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $20
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Bus Eireann
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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