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There are 11 ways to get from Paris to Galway by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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Fly Paris CDG to Shannon, bus  •  9h 13m

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

87€ - 234€

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Fly Paris CDG to Knock, bus  •  8h 48m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Knock (NOC) CDG - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

34€ - 124€

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Fly Paris CDG to Dublin, train  •  8h 26m

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

74€ - 224€

Fly Paris CDG to Cork, bus  •  8h 36m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Cork (ORK) CDG - ORK
  2. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Galway City, Coach Station

94€ - 637€

Fly Paris Orly to Dublin, train  •  8h 22m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Dublin (DUB) ORY - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

75€ - 358€

Bus to Beauvais, fly to Dublin, train  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Porte Maillot to Paris Beauvais Airport
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Dublin (DUB) BVA - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

59€ - 222€

Train, bus and ferry  •  19h 44m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

151€ - 396€

Bus, bus and ferry via Lille  •  25h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Lille 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station 720

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  26h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

77€ - 92€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  26h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station 720

Drive, car ferry  •  25h 23m

  1. Drive from Paris to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Galway

128€ - 172€

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The cost-effective way to get from Paris to Galway is to fly and bus, which costs 30€ - 130€ and takes 8h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Galway is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 360€ and takes 8h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Galway City, Coach Station via Lille, London Victoria and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 24m.

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The distance between Paris and Galway is 934 km.

The best way to get from Paris to Galway without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 19h 44m and costs 150€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 9h 13m to get from Paris to Galway, including transfers.

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Paris to Galway bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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There is no direct flight from Paris CDG Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 15m and has one stopover.

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Paris to Galway bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, arrive at Galway City, Coach Station.

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Galway is 1h behind Paris. It is currently 6:47 PM in Paris and 5:47 PM in Galway.

Map of how to get from Paris to Galway.
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  • Distance: 934.4 km
  • Duration: 9h 13m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Paris to Galway. However, you can take the train to Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv, take the walk to Paris CDG 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 Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv, take the walk to Paris CDG airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the line 784 bus to Tara Station, Bus Stop at Train Station, take the walk to Abbey Street, take the tram to Heuston, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
260€ - 290€
Flights from Paris CDG to Shannon via Bristol, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
260€ - 290€
Flights from Paris CDG to Shannon via Amsterdam Schiphol, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
260€ - 290€
Flights from Paris CDG to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Flights from Paris CDG to Knock via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Paris CDG to Knock via Amsterdam Schiphol, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
260€ - 290€
Flights from Paris CDG to Shannon via Bristol, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
260€ - 290€
Flights from Paris CDG to Shannon via Amsterdam Schiphol, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
260€ - 290€
Flights from Paris CDG to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Flights from Paris CDG to Knock via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Shannon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
22€ - 140€
Flights from Paris CDG to Shannon via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Beauvais to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
15€ - 130€
Flights from Paris CDG to Knock via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
17€ - 100€
Flights from Paris CDG to Knock via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
17€ - 100€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Flights from Paris CDG to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 280€
Flights from Paris CDG to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Paris CDG to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 290€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 330€
Train operators
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 Knock Airpork, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 20€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 20€
Web Fare
12€ - 17€
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Phone
0892 68 20 66
Website
aeroportparisbeauvais.com
Bus from Paris Porte Maillot to Paris Beauvais Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€
Website
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
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 London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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
Every 3 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
46€
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
65€ - 80€

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British Airways, Ryanair, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG 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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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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