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

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Fly to Shannon, bus  •  20h 58m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Shannon (SNN) JNB - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

483€ - 1129€

Cheapest option

Fly to Dublin, bus  •  19h 13m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Dublin (DUB) JNB - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport 13 13 to Galway Coach Station 10

225€ - 738€

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Fly to Cork, bus  •  20h 53m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Cork (ORK) JNB - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park ->S2 to Galway City, Coach Station

454€ - 1734€

Fly to Kerry, bus, train  •  26h 7m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Kerry (KIR) JNB - KIR
  2. Take the bus from Kerry Airport, stop 350001 to Colbert Station, stop 635031
  3. Take the train from Limerick 1 to Galway 1

485€ - 1245€

Fly to Knock, bus  •  21h 8m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Knock (NOC) JNB - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

263€ - 629€

Fly to Belfast City, bus, train  •  24h 24m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Belfast City (BHD) JNB - BHD
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1

447€ - 549€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Galway is to fly and bus which costs R 4 300 - R 15 000 and takes 19h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Galway is to fly and bus which costs R 4 300 - R 15 000 and takes 19h 13m.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Galway is 9535 km.

It takes approximately 20h 58m to get from Johannesburg to Galway, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Johannesburg Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 15h 10m and has one stopover.

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Galway is 1h behind Johannesburg. It is currently 10:37 PM in Johannesburg and 9:37 PM in Galway.

Virgin Atlantic, South African Airways, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Shannon Airport.

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There are 336+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Galway.
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  • Distance: 9535 km
  • Duration: 20h 58m

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Johannesburg to Galway. However, you can take the train to Marlboro, take the train to OR Tambo Airport, take the walk to Johannesburg airport, fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, stop 609581, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can take the train to Marlboro, take the train to OR Tambo Airport, take the walk to Johannesburg airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport 13 13, then take the bus to Galway.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
320€ - 1400€
Flights from Johannesburg to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430€ - 3500€
Flights from Johannesburg to Dublin via London Heathrow, Newcastle
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430€ - 3500€
Flights from Johannesburg to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430€ - 1800€
Flights from Johannesburg to Kerry via London Heathrow, Dublin
Ave. Duration
17h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420€ - 1800€
Flights from Johannesburg to Kerry via Zurich, Dublin
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450€ - 1500€
Flights from Johannesburg to Kerry via Frankfurt, Dublin
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
460€ - 1800€
Flights from Johannesburg to Kerry via Istanbul Ataturk, Dublin
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450€ - 1200€
Flights from Johannesburg to Kerry via Munich, Dublin
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600€ - 1300€
Flights from Johannesburg to Knock via Istanbul Ataturk, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 600€
Flights from Johannesburg to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750€ - 1400€
Flights from Johannesburg to Belfast City via Capetown, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
950€ - 1300€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
320€ - 1500€
Flights from Johannesburg to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420€ - 1900€
Flights from Johannesburg to Kerry via London Heathrow, Dublin
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
410€ - 1900€
Flights from Johannesburg to Kerry via Zurich, Dublin
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450€ - 1500€
Flights from Johannesburg to Kerry via Frankfurt, Dublin
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
460€ - 1800€
Flights from Johannesburg to Kerry via Istanbul Ataturk, Dublin
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450€ - 1200€
Flights from Johannesburg to Kerry via Munich, Dublin
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600€ - 1300€
Flights from Johannesburg to Knock via Istanbul Ataturk, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 600€
Flights from Johannesburg to Belfast City via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Every day
Estimated price
370€ - 1700€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Shannon via London Heathrow, Manchester
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
330€ - 1300€
Flights from Johannesburg to Shannon via Frankfurt, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
350€ - 1400€
Flights from Johannesburg to Kerry via Frankfurt, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
450€ - 1800€
Flights from Johannesburg to Knock via Frankfurt, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 1000€
Flights from Johannesburg to Knock via Frankfurt, Bristol
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
240€ - 1000€
Flights from Johannesburg to Knock via Istanbul Ataturk, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
240€ - 600€
Flights from Johannesburg to Knock via Munich, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
320€ - 700€
Flights from Johannesburg to Knock via London Heathrow, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
340€ - 750€
Flights from Johannesburg to Knock via Zurich, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
240€ - 800€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Shannon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
350€ - 1400€
Flights from Johannesburg to Shannon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
460€ - 1100€
Flights from Johannesburg to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650€ - 1700€
Flights from Johannesburg to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380€ - 850€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
470€ - 1600€
Flights from Johannesburg to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
490€ - 2000€
Flights from Johannesburg to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500€ - 1800€
Flights from Johannesburg to Belfast City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700€ - 1100€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430€ - 1500€
Flights from Johannesburg to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
490€ - 2000€
Flights from Johannesburg to Belfast City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700€ - 1100€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Dublin via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
330€ - 1300€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Dublin via Zurich
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
480€ - 1600€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Dublin via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
490€ - 1100€
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick 1 to Galway 1
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
12€ - 14€
Flexible
14€ - 16€
Train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
17€ - 20€
Flexible
20€ - 24€
Bus operators
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 Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Airport, stop 111961 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Kerry Airport, stop 350001 to Colbert Station, stop 635031
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport 13 13 to Galway Coach Station 10
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
15€ - 21€
Web Fare
13€ - 19€
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park ->S2 to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport 10 10 to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Dublin Coach

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