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There are 3 ways to get from Loughrea to Galway by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the bus from Loughrea, Loughrea Moylan's to Galway City, Coach Station 763 / ...

€5 - €11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Loughrea to Galway 41.2 km

€60 - €75

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Loughrea to Galway 41.2 km

€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.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
39 min
Fastest bus time:
35 min
Buses per week:
162
Cheapest price:
€5
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:50
Last bus departs at:
22:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Loughrea to Galway bus schedules

Loughrea → Galway
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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Loughrea to Galway is to drive which costs €4 - €7 and takes 29 min.

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The fastest way to get from Loughrea to Galway is to taxi which takes 29 min and costs €60 - €75.

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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.

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The distance between Loughrea and Galway is 33 km. The road distance is 41.2 km.

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The best way to get from Loughrea to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 35 min and costs €5 - €11.

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The bus from Loughrea, Loughrea Moylan's to Galway City, Coach Station takes 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Loughrea to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, depart from Loughrea, Loughrea Moylan's station.

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Loughrea to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway City, Coach Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Loughrea to Galway is 41 km. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Loughrea to Galway.

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  • Distance: 33.1 km
  • Duration: 35 min

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 operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Loughrea, Loughrea Moylan's to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Citylink
Standard
€7 - €11
Web Fare
€5 - €8
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Loughrea, Loughrea Moylan's to Eyre Square Galway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Transport for Ireland
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 Loughrea, stop 555411 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Bus Eireann
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Loughrea, Loughrea Moylan's to Galway, Merchants Road Galway
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Kearns Transport
Other operators
Taxi from Loughrea to Galway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Loughrea Taxi
Phone
+353 87 944 1081
Website
loughreataxi.com
Ken's Kabs
Phone
+353 87 067 5050
Curley Cabs
Phone
+353 87 094 7322

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