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There are 11 ways to get from Liverpool to Galway by car ferry, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, bus  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20

$75 - $178

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Fly Liverpool to Knock, bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Knock (NOC) LPL - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$38 - $310

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Train, car ferry  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway 6

$120 - $197

Car ferry, train  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway 6

$115 - $291

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 060
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 761 / ...

$38 - $57

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Galway

$86 - $116

Fly Liverpool to Dublin, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

$67 - $290

Train to Manchester, fly to Dublin, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) MAN - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

$79 - $227

Train to Manchester, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Shannon (SNN) MAN - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$45 - $329

Train to Manchester, fly to Knock, bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Knock (NOC) MAN - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$98 - $287

Fly Liverpool to Cork, bus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Cork (ORK) LPL - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station

$62 - $418

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £29 - £45 and takes 15 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £28 - £240 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Galway station. However, there are services departing from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Manchester and Temple Bar, Crampton Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 59 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Galway is 252 miles.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Galway without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 11 h 47 min and costs £55 - £140.

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It takes approximately 11 h 47 min to get from Liverpool to Galway, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill station.

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The quickest flight from Liverpool Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Ryanair offers flights from Liverpool Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Galway.
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  • Distance: 252 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 47 min

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Liverpool to Galway. However, you can take the car ferry to Douglas, Isle of Man, take the car ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, take the line 53 bus to Connolly Station, Amiens Street, take the walk to Busáras, then take the bus to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Liverpool to Galway via Chester, Holyhead, Holyhead, Dublin, Tolka Quay, Irish Ferries Terminal, Connolly Station, Amiens Street, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 12 h 12 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
Flights from Liverpool to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Bus Eireann
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$16 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $20
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $65
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$34
Standard fare
$62
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53

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