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There are 4 ways to get from Killarney to Galway by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from East Avenue Road Killarney to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 300
  2. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X51 / ...

25€ - 37€

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Bus via Limerick  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from East Avenue Road Killarney to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 300
  2. Take the bus from Dooradoyle, Raheen to Galway Coach Station 251

18€ - 33€

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Killarney to Portarlington Tralee Service
  2. Take the train from Portarlington to Galway Galway Service

66€ - 91€

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Killarney to Galway 128.6 miles

24€ - 35€

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The cheapest way to get from Killarney to Galway is to bus via Limerick which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 4h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Killarney to Galway is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 2h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Killarney to Galway station. However, there are services departing from East Avenue Road Killarney and arriving at Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station via Limerick and Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Killarney to Galway. However, there are services departing from Killarney and arriving at Galway via Portarlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 8m.

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The distance between Killarney and Galway is 138 km. The road distance is 205.8 km.

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The best way to get from Killarney to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 4h 25m and costs 25€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Killarney to Galway, including transfers.

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Killarney to Galway bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from East Avenue Road Killarney station.

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

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The best way to get from Killarney to Galway is to bus which takes 4h 25m and costs 25€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 5h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Killarney to Galway.
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  • Distance: 86.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 25m

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

You can take a bus from Killarney to Galway via Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay, Limerick, Hyde Rd, and Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station in around 4h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Killarney to Galway via Portarlington in around 5h 8m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Killarney to Portarlington
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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Irish Rail
Train from Portarlington to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from East Avenue Road Killarney to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from East Avenue Road Killarney to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Bus Eireann
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dooradoyle, Raheen to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 15€
Website
Citylink
Standard
10€ - 15€
Web Fare
8€ - 12€

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Killarney to Galway bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Killarney to Galway is 206 km. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Killarney to Galway.

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