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Fly Newark to Shannon, bus  •  11h 34m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Shannon (SNN) EWR - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

€386 - €1036

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Fly Newark to Dublin, train  •  13h 3m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Dublin (DUB) EWR - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

€178 - €326

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Fly New York JFK to Shannon, bus  •  11h 43m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Shannon (SNN) JFK - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

€271 - €313

Fly New York JFK to Dublin, train  •  13h 12m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Dublin (DUB) JFK - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

€203 - €433

Fly New York La Guardia to Shannon, bus  •  13h 58m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Shannon (SNN) LGA - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

€615 - €1124

Fly Newark to Kerry, bus, train  •  20h 8m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Kerry (KIR) EWR - KIR
  2. Take the bus from Kerry Airport, stop 350001 to Colbert Station, stop 635031
  3. Take the train from Limerick to Galway

€288 - €753

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Shannon, bus  •  13h 22m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Shannon (SNN) PHL - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

€400 - €1489

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Galway is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Galway is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Galway is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Galway is to fly and train which costs $240 - $550 and takes 13h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Galway is to fly and bus which costs $470 - $1,300 and takes 11h 34m.

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It is approximately 4933 km to get from New York to Galway.

It takes approximately 11h 34m to get from New York to Galway, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 15m.

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Galway is 5h ahead of New York. It is currently 4:25 AM in New York and 9:25 AM in Galway.

United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Shannon Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at €75 per night.

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  • Distance: 4933.4 km
  • Duration: 11h 34m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from New York to Galway. However, you can take the train to Newark Airport Railroad Station, take the walk to Newark Liberty Airport Station, take the AirTrain to Terminal B, take the walk to Newark airport, fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, stop 609581, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can take the train to Jamaica, take the walk to Jamaica AirTrain, take the train to JFK Terminal 4, take the walk to New York JFK airport, fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, stop 609581, then take the bus to Galway.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from New York JFK to Shannon
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€550 - €1100
Flights from Newark to Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €1100
Flights from New York JFK to Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Flights from New York JFK to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Shannon via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€600 - €1100
Flights from Newark to Kerry via Dublin
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€310 - €700
Flights from Newark to Kerry via London Heathrow, Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €750
Flights from Newark to Kerry via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€500 - €900
Flights from Newark to Kerry via Paris CDG, Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€290 - €800
Flights from Newark to Kerry via Brussels, Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€290 - €800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€430 - €2000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Shannon via Norfolk, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€390 - €1500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Shannon via Greensboro/High Point, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
12h 54m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€410 - €1500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Shannon via Roanoke, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€400 - €1500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Shannon via Myrtle Beach, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€420 - €1500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Shannon via Charlottesville, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€390 - €1500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Shannon via Wilmington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€410 - €1500
Flights from Philadelphia to Shannon
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€360 - €1400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Shannon
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€360 - €1000
Flights from Newark to Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€370 - €1200
Flights from Newark to Dublin via Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€360 - €750
Flights from Newark to Dublin via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €1200
Flights from Newark to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €1200
Flights from New York JFK to Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Shannon
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€360 - €1000
Flights from Newark to Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€370 - €1200
Flights from Newark to Dublin via Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€360 - €750
Flights from Newark to Dublin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €1200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from New York JFK to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€380 - €850
Flights from New York JFK to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€280 - €850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from New York JFK to Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from New York JFK to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€380 - €850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Newark to Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€370 - €1200
Flights from Newark to Dublin via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€360 - €700
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from Newark to Dublin via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€330 - €1100
Flights from New York JFK to Dublin via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€310 - €2300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from New York JFK to Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from New York JFK to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€280 - €850
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Newark to Dublin via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€17 - €20
Flexible
€21 - €25
Train from Limerick to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€12 - €14
Flexible
€14 - €17
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
€22 - €35
Premium
€150 - €220
Flexi Coach Seat
€30 - €50
Business Seat
€30 - €50
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
€35 - €70
Business Class Seat
€55 - €110
Bus operators
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 Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Kerry Airport, stop 350001 to Colbert Station, stop 635031
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann

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