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There are 11 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.

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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

$104 - $365

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Bus and ferry, bus via Temple Bar, Crampton Quay  •  15 h 39 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 / ...

$43 - $59

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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

$206 - $1,023

Fly London Stansted to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 42 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

$61 - $223

Fly London Gatwick to Shannon, bus  •  6 h 23 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

$57 - $273

Fly London Stansted to Knock, bus  •  7 h 5 min

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

$53 - $211

Train to London Luton, fly to Knock, bus  •  6 h 55 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

$57 - $226

Train to Southend, fly to Dublin, train  •  8 h 33 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 train from Heuston to Galway

$94 - $341

Train, bus and ferry  •  14 h 52 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 6

$107 - $193

Bus and ferry, bus  •  16 h 45 min

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

$64 - $80

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 21 min

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

$126 - $173

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Galway is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 15 h 39 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Galway station. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Temple Bar, Crampton Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 39 min.

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The distance between London and Galway is 397 miles.

The best way to get from London to Galway without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 14 h 52 min and costs £80 - £150.

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

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London 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 1 h 25 min.

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London to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, 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 to Galway.
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  • Distance: 397.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

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 2 & 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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Flights from London Stansted to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from London City to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Bus Eireann
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
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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 Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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There are 319+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £20 - £29.

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