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There are 3 ways to get from Kildare to Galway by train or car

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Train  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the train from Kildare to Galway rail / ...

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Train via Portarlington  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Portarlington to Galway rail / ...

Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Kildare to Galway 174.6 km

Kildare to Galway by train

33 Weekly Trains
2h 8m Average Duration
€14 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Kildare to Galway is to train which costs €14 - €21 and takes 2h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Kildare to Galway is to drive which takes 1h 58m and costs €30 - €50.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kildare and arriving at Galway. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 8m.

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The distance between Kildare and Galway is 159 km. The road distance is 174.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kildare to Galway without a car is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs €14 - €21.

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The train from Kildare to Galway takes 2h 8m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Kildare to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Kildare station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kildare to Galway is 175 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Kildare to Galway.

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Map of how to get from Kildare to Galway.
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  • Distance: 159.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 8m

What companies run services between Kildare, Ireland and Galway, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Kildare to Galway 5 times a day. Tickets cost €14 - €21 and the journey takes 2h 8m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kildare to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€14 - €20
Flexible
€15 - €21
Train from Portarlington to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€13 - €18
Flexible
€13 - €19

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