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

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Bus via Limerick  •  4h 48m

  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 City, Coach Station 251 / ...

24€ - 37€

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 8m

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

32€ - 43€

Bus  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the bus from East Avenue Road Killarney to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 300
  2. Take the bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 51

28€ - 40€

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Killarney to Galway 205.8 km

25€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Killarney to Galway is to bus via Limerick which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 4h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Killarney to Galway is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ 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 Galway City, Coach Station via Sarsfield Street, stop 607831 and Dooradoyle, Raheen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Killarney to Galway. However, there are services departing from Killarney 1 and arriving at Galway 1 via Portarlington 2. 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 via Limerick which takes 4h 48m and costs 24€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m 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 1 station.

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The best way to get from Killarney to Galway is to bus via Limerick which takes 4h 48m and costs 24€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 5h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Killarney to Galway.
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  • Distance: 138.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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, Sarsfield Street, stop 607831, and Dooradoyle, Raheen in around 4h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Killarney to Galway via Portarlington 2 in around 5h 8m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Killarney 1 to Portarlington 1
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
18€ - 22€
Flexible
22€ - 25€
Train from Portarlington 2 to Galway 1
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
13€ - 16€
Flexible
15€ - 18€
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
11€ - 13€
Website
Dublin Coach
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
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€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dooradoyle, Raheen to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 15€
Website
Citylink
Standard
10€ - 15€
Web Fare
8€ - 12€
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 Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Bus Eireann

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

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Killarney to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Galway 1 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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