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There are 6 ways to get from Holywood to Galway by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to Dublin Airport
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station

5 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

Bus via Cavan

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Cavan
  2. Take the bus from Cavan Bus Station, stop 135861 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Drive

  1. Drive from Holywood to Galway

Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove), bus

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Shannon (SNN)
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Fly from Belfast City, bus

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Shannon (SNN)
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Holywood to Galway by bus and walk

60 Weekly Services
6h 8m Average Duration
€30 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Holywood to Galway is to bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 6h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Holywood to Galway is to drive which takes 3h 44m and costs £60 - £95.

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No, there is no direct bus from Holywood to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Holywood Northern Bank and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Belfast, Glengall Street and Dublin Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Holywood to Galway. However, there are services departing from Holywood and arriving at Galway via Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place, Busáras and Heuston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 58m.

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The distance between Holywood and Galway is 260 km. The road distance is 341.9 km.

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The best way to get from Holywood to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 6h 8m and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Holywood to Galway, including transfers.

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Holywood to Galway bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from Belfast, Glengall Street station.

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Holywood to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place station.

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The best way to get from Holywood to Galway is to bus which takes 6h 8m and costs £26 - £40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 6h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Holywood to Galway.
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  • Distance: 259.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 8m

What companies run services between Holywood, Northern Ireland and Galway, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Holywood to Galway via Belfast Donegall Square West, Belfast, Glengall Street, and Dublin Airport in around 6h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Holywood to Galway via Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place, Connolly, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 6h 58m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€18 - €180
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€18 - €180
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€25 - €210
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €210
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €200
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€20 - €200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €1000
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Glasgow, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€300 - €1000
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Edinburgh, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€300 - €1000
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via Manchester, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€300 - €1000
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Shannon via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast City to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €1000
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€15 - €18
Flexible
€18 - €22
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€17 - €20
Flexible
€20 - €24
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
Aircoach
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Aircoach
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €21
Website
Citylink
Standard
€15 - €21
Web Fare
€13 - €19
Eireagle
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
eireagle.com
Bus from Dublin Airport Arrival Terminal 1 to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18
Website
Eireagle
Translink UK
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 Cavan Bus Station, stop 135861 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
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

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There is no direct flight from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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Holywood to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Galway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Holywood to Galway is 342 km. It takes approximately 3h 44m to drive from Holywood to Galway.

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Ryanair UK, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport to Shannon Airport.

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There are 104+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Holywood to Belfast City Airport is to train which takes 5 min and costs £4 - £6.

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