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There are 9 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Galway by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train, car ferry  •  16h 15m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway Re / ...

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Fly Newcastle to Dublin, train  •  7h 28m

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

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  16h 39m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  3. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 660 / ...

Bus, car ferry  •  18h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Isle of Man Douglas
  4. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Dublin
  5. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station 720

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 3m

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Galway

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Dublin, train  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Dublin (DUB) LBA - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

Train to Liverpool, fly to Knock, bus  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Knock (NOC) LPL - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Shannon (SNN) EDI - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Knock, bus  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Knock (NOC) EDI - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Galway is to fly and train which costs £35 - £250 and takes 7h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Galway is to fly and train which costs £35 - £250 and takes 7h 28m.

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The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Galway is 520 km.

The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Galway without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 16h 15m and costs £110 - £250.

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It takes approximately 16h 15m to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Galway, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Newcastle Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 104+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Newcastle Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs £2 - £4.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Galway.
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  • Distance: 519.9 km
  • Duration: 16h 15m

What companies run services between Newcastle upon Tyne, England and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Newcastle upon Tyne to Galway. However, you can take the train to Liverpool Lime Street, take the walk to Liverpool Central, take the train to Sandhills, take the taxi to Bootle, take the car ferry to Dublin, take the walk to The Point, take the tram to Heuston, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Newcastle upon Tyne to Galway via Liverpool Lime Street, Queen Square Bus Station, Seaforth Station, Bootle, Dublin, The Point, Abbey Street, and Temple Bar, Crampton Quay in around 16h 39m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Newcastle to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €260
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€8 - €170
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €300
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €420
Flights from Edinburgh to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €240
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Newcastle to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €420
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €95
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€24 - €35
Off-Peak Day Single
€45 - €70
Anytime Day Single
€60 - €95
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €60
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€17 - €24
Off-Peak Day Single
€29 - €45
Anytime Day Single
€35 - €60
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€19 - €27
Off-Peak Day Single
€30 - €55
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€60 - €75
Anytime Day 1st Class
€130 - €190
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €210
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€70 - €85
Anytime Day 1st Class
€140 - €210
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€15 - €22
Anytime Day Single
€65 - €95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€100 - €150
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €170
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€18 - €26
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€110 - €170
Bus operators
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
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €21
Website
Citylink
Standard
€14 - €21
Web Fare
€12 - €18
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Aston Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15
Website
Aircoach
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 from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
National Express
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
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 Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Isle of Man Douglas
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €70
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€17 - €330
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Foot Passanger
€46
Motorcycle&Adult
€166
Car&Adult
€325
Stena Line

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