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There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Galway by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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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Fly to Shannon, bus  •  3h 52m

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

36€ - 204€

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Fly to Knock, bus  •  4h 20m

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

54€ - 297€

Fly to Dublin, train  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Dublin (DUB) LGW - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

66€ - 190€

Train, bus and ferry  •  17h 39m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

95€ - 154€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  17h 57m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20 / ...

89€ - 136€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

70€ - 98€

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 50m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Galway

117€ - 162€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £60 - £90 and takes 18h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £30 - £180 and takes 3h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Galway Coach Station via London Victoria and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 51m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Galway is 406 miles.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Galway without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 17h 39m and costs £80 - £140.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Galway, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Galway bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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Ryanair offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Galway.
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  • Distance: 405.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Galway. However, you can fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can fly to Knock, take the walk to Lurga, Knock Airport, then take the bus to Galway.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 270€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 190€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 400€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 480€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 400€
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
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 and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
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National Express
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
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National Express
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
40€
Small Car
135€

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