There are 3 ways to get from Loughrea to Galway by bus, taxi or car
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Bus • 35 min
€5 - €11
2 alternative options
Taxi • 29 min
€60 - €75
Drive • 29 min
€4 - €7
Loughrea to Galway by bus
The bus journey time between Loughrea and Galway is around 39 min and covers a distance of around 37 km. The fastest bus normally takes 35 min. Operated by Citylink, Transport for Ireland, Bus Eireann and others, the Loughrea to Galway bus service departs from Loughrea, Loughrea Moylan's and arrives in Galway City, Coach Station. Typically 162 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Loughrea to Galway bus schedules
Buses departing Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Loughrea to Galway is to drive which costs €4 - €7 and takes 29 min.
The fastest way to get from Loughrea to Galway is to taxi which takes 29 min and costs €60 - €75.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Loughrea, Loughrea Moylan's and arriving at Galway City, Coach Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.
The distance between Loughrea and Galway is 33 km. The road distance is 41.2 km.
The best way to get from Loughrea to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 35 min and costs €5 - €11.
The bus from Loughrea, Loughrea Moylan's to Galway City, Coach Station takes 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Loughrea to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, depart from Loughrea, Loughrea Moylan's station.
Loughrea to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway City, Coach Station.
Yes, the driving distance between Loughrea to Galway is 41 km. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Loughrea to Galway.
There are 121+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at €75 per night.
What companies run services between Loughrea, Ireland and Galway, Ireland?
Citylink operates a bus from Loughrea, Loughrea Moylan's to Galway City, Coach Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €5 - €11 and the journey takes 35 min. Three other operators also service this route.
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.
Bus from Loughrea, stop 555411 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
- Ave. Duration
- 40 min
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- €8 - €11
- Bus Eireann
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