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There are 6 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Shannon, bus  •  3h 52m

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

70€ - 280€

Cheapest option

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 to Galway Coach Station

58€ - 272€

4 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  16h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth 210
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

83€ - 134€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  16h 9m

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20 / ...

101€ - 176€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  17h 51m

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

71€ - 99€

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 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

110€ - 152€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £60 - £90 and takes 17h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £60 - £250 and takes 3h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Galway Coach Station via London Victoria and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 51m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Galway is 385 miles.

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 16h 8m and costs £70 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m 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 Victoria 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 Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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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: 385.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 52m

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, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can fly to Cork, take the walk to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park, 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
60€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 440€
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
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
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 35€
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National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
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National Express
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
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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