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

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Line 226 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 226 bus from Kinsale, stop 247191 to Parnell Place, stop 246801
  2. Take the bus from Cork, St. Patricks Quay to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Line 226 bus, train

  1. Take the line 226 bus from Kinsale, stop 247191 to Kent Station, stop 212631
  2. Take the train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
  3. Take the train from Limerick to Galway

Drive

  1. Drive from Kinsale to Galway

Kinsale to Galway by bus

The bus journey time between Kinsale and Galway is around 4h 36m and covers a distance of around 225 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Bus Eireann and Citylink, the Kinsale to Galway bus service departs from Kinsale, stop 247191 and arrives in Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station. Typically 41 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

41 Weekly Buses
4h 36m Average Duration
€20 Cheapest Price
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Kinsale → Galway
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The cost-effective way to get from Kinsale to Galway is to bus, which costs €19 - €28 and takes 6h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Kinsale to Galway is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 2h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kinsale to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Kinsale, stop 247191 and arriving at Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station via Cork, St. Patricks Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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The distance between Kinsale and Galway is 178 km. The road distance is 221 km.

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The best way to get from Kinsale to Galway without a car is to line 226 bus and bus which takes 4h 36m and costs €19 - €35.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Kinsale to Galway, including transfers.

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Kinsale to Galway bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Kinsale, stop 247191 station.

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Kinsale to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kinsale to Galway is 221 km. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Kinsale to Galway.

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  • Distance: 177.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 36m

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

You can take a bus from Kinsale to Galway via Parnell Place, stop 246801 and Cork, St. Patricks Quay in around 4h 36m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€11 - €13
Flexible
€12 - €15
Train from Limerick to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€12 - €14
Flexible
€14 - €17
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 Kinsale, stop 247191 to Parnell Place, stop 246801
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Kinsale, stop 247191 to Kent Station, stop 212631
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Bus Eireann
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Cork, St. Patricks Quay to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €20
Website
Citylink
Standard
€14 - €20
Web Fare
€12 - €17

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