There are 12 ways to get from London 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.

Recommended option

Fly London Heathrow to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 6 min

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

$105 - $366

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  2. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 761 / ...

$44 - $60

10 alternative options

Fly London City to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 8 min

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

$207 - $1,023

Fly London Stansted to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 37 min

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

$62 - $223

Fly London Gatwick to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 20 min

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

$58 - $274

Fly London Gatwick to Knock, bus  •  6 h 48 min

  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

$75 - $382

Train to London Luton, fly to Knock, bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Knock (NOC) LTN - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

$55 - $230

Train to Southend, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Dublin (DUB) SEN - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit

$119 - $441

Train to Birmingham, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit

$98 - $265

Train, bus and ferry  •  14 h 43 min

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

$133 - $197

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15 h 6 min

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

$57 - $71

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 19 min

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

$127 - $175

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

There is no direct connection from London to Galway. However, you can take the train to Heathrow Terminals 1-3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can take the train to London City Airport DLR Station, take the walk to London City airport, fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, then take the bus to Galway.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from London City to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $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
$14 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Gmit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$15 - $21
National Express
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
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
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
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Galway is 636 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Galway is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 15 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Galway is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 6 min and costs £75 - £280.

No, there is no direct bus from London to Galway. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Birmingham, Outside Connolly Station and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 6 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from London to Galway, including transfers.