There are 2 ways to get from Letterkenny to Galway by bus or car
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Letterkenny to Galway by bus
The bus journey time between Letterkenny and Galway is around 4h 29m and covers a distance of around 258 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 45m. Operated by Bus Eireann and Bus Feda Teoranta, the Letterkenny to Galway bus service departs from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 and arrives in Galway Bus Station, stop 555041. Typically 37 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Letterkenny to Galway bus schedules
Buses departing Sunday, May 16, 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cost-effective way to get from Letterkenny to Galway is to bus, which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 4h 30m.
The quickest way to get from Letterkenny to Galway is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 3h 7m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 station and arriving at Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.
The distance between Letterkenny and Galway is 205 km. The road distance is 248.6 km.
The best way to get from Letterkenny to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs 19€ - 28€.
The bus from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 takes 4h 30m including transfers and departs four times a day.
Letterkenny to Galway bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841.
Letterkenny to Galway bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Galway Bus Station, stop 555041.
Yes, the driving distance between Letterkenny to Galway is 249 km. It takes approximately 3h 7m to drive from Letterkenny to Galway.
There are 198+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at 75€ per night.
What companies run services between Letterkenny, Ireland and Galway, Ireland?
Bus Eireann operates a bus from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 4 times a day. Tickets cost 19€ - 28€ and the journey takes 4h 30m. Bus Feda Teoranta also services this route twice daily.
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.
Bus from Letterkenny Station, stop 155841 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
- Ave. Duration
- 4h 30m
- 4 times a day
- Estimated price
- 19€ - 28€
- Bus Eireann
Bus from Letterkenny, Bus Station to Eyre Square Galway
- Ave. Duration
- 4h 10m
- Twice daily
- Bus Feda Teoranta
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