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

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Carferry, drive  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the carferry from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the carferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Galway

$65 - $174

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Fly Liverpool to Knock, bus  •  7 h 17 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

$40 - $314

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Train, bus and ferry via Birmingham  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

$97 - $137

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 060
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

$47 - $60

Train, bus and ferry  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

$70 - $108

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20

$63 - $90

Train to Manchester, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7 h 6 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 34 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 Dublin, train  •  7 h 29 min

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

$69 - $294

Train to Manchester, fly to Dublin, train  •  8 h 36 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

Fly Liverpool to Shannon, bus  •  7 h 4 min

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

$57 - $366

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Liverpool University and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Manchester, Outside Connolly Station and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 44 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 train and bus and ferry which takes 15 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 54 min to get from Liverpool to Galway, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Liverpool to Galway bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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Ryanair offers flights from Manchester Airport to Shannon Airport.

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There are 331+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Galway.
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  • Distance: 252 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 54 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 carferry to Douglas, Isle of Man, take the carferry to Dublin, then take the drive to Galway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Liverpool to Galway via Birmingham New Street, Birmingham, Dublin, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 15 h 8 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$16 - $110
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $250
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $750
Flights from Liverpool to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Manchester to Knock via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Single
$20 - $30
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Single
$21 - $30
Bus operators
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 and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
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
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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
$35
Standard fare
$62

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