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

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Fly to Shannon, bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) LHR - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

76€ - 224€

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Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  15h 58m

  1. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport to Birmingham 808 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1

37€ - 51€

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Fly to Dublin, bus  •  3h 59m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) LHR - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport 13 13 to Galway Coach Station 10

44€ - 148€

Fly to Cork, bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park ->S2 to Galway City, Coach Station

62€ - 223€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16h 30m

  1. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport to Birmingham 808 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 X20 / ...

37€ - 49€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  17h 32m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 to Galway City, Coach Station 720 / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 14m

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

112€ - 154€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 16h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £35 - £140 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway station. However, there are services departing from London Heathrow Airport and arriving at Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 via Birmingham and Busáras, stop 135001. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 30m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Galway is 617 km.

The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway without a car is to bus and bus and ferry and train which takes 15h 58m and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Heathrow Airport station.

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

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Galway Bus Station, stop 555041.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway.
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  • Distance: 616.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway. However, you can fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, stop 609581, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport 13 13, then take the bus to Galway.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Train operators
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 Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Airport, stop 111961 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Bus Eireann
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport 13 13 to Galway Coach Station 10
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
15€ - 21€
Web Fare
13€ - 19€
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park ->S2 to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport 10 10 to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
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 London Heathrow Airport to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 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 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
39€
Small Car
133€

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