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There are 10 ways to get from Pau to Galway by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Lourdes/Tarbes to Shannon, bus  •  16h 5m

  1. Fly from Lourdes/Tarbes (LDE) to Shannon (SNN) LDE - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

119€ - 507€

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Fly Lourdes/Tarbes to Dublin, train  •  9h 49m

  1. Fly from Lourdes/Tarbes (LDE) to Dublin (DUB) LDE - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

112€ - 390€

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Train to Biarritz, fly to Dublin, train  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the train from Pau to Bayonne
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Dublin (DUB) BIQ - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

134€ - 506€

Train to Bordeaux, fly to Cork, bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the train from Pau to Bordeaux-St-Jean
  2. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Cork (ORK) BOD - ORK
  3. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station

172€ - 527€

Train to Toulouse, fly to Dublin, train  •  11h 56m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Pau to Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Dublin (DUB) TLS - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

121€ - 373€

Train to Bordeaux, fly to Dublin, train  •  11h 32m

  1. Take the train from Pau to Bordeaux-St-Jean
  2. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Dublin (DUB) BOD - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

139€ - 435€

Fly Lourdes/Tarbes to Knock, bus  •  12h 33m

  1. Fly from Lourdes/Tarbes (LDE) to Knock (NOC) LDE - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

120€ - 505€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  41h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Pau to Irun
  2. Take the bus from Irun to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

140€ - 259€

Bus, bus and ferry via Paris  •  42h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Lourdes to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20 / ...

128€ - 183€

Drive, car ferry  •  26h

  1. Drive from Pau to Roscoff
  2. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port
  3. Drive from Cork Port to Galway

196€ - 256€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pau to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry via Paris which costs 120€ - 190€ and takes 42h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Pau to Galway is to fly and train which costs 110€ - 390€ and takes 9h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pau to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Pau and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Irun, London Victoria and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h 16m.

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The distance between Pau and Galway is 1279 km.

The best way to get from Pau to Galway without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 41h 16m and costs 140€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 16h 5m to get from Pau to Galway, including transfers.

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Pau to Galway bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Pau station.

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There is no direct flight from Lourdes/Tarbes Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 20m and has one stopover.

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Pau to Galway bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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Galway is 1h behind Pau. It is currently 12:39 PM in Pau and 11:39 AM in Galway.

Map of how to get from Pau to Galway.
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  • Distance: 799.6 miles
  • Duration: 16h 5m

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

There is no direct connection from Pau to Galway. However, you can take the train to Gare de Lourdes, take the walk to Lourdes - Gare SNCF, take the bus to Juillan - Aéroport, take the walk to Lourdes/Tarbes airport, fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can take the train to Gare de Lourdes, take the walk to Lourdes - Gare SNCF, take the bus to Juillan - Aéroport, take the walk to Lourdes/Tarbes airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the line 702 bus to The 3Arena, take the walk to The Point, take the tram to Heuston, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Shannon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 470€
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Shannon via Dublin, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Shannon via Dublin, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Shannon via Rome Ciampino, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Shannon via Milan Bergamo, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 300€
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Biarritz to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Flights from Bordeaux to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Flights from Bordeaux to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Knock via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 470€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Shannon via Dublin, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Bordeaux to Dublin via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 900€
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Bordeaux to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 800€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Shannon via Dublin, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 420€
Flights from Bordeaux to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 470€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290€ - 1300€
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 700€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Pau to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
24€ - 40€
Train from Gare de Pau to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
1st Class
45€ - 70€
Train from Gare de Pau to Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
1st Class
40€ - 65€
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Pau to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
60€ - 80€
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Bus Eireann
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Pau to Irun
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 27€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Irun to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 95€
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Pau to Irun
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
iberocoach.com
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
45€ - 65€
Book at
National Express
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Lourdes to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
+353 21 427 7801
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.ie
Website
brittanyferries.ie
Car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
69€
Website
Brittany Ferries
Adult
69€

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Lourdes/Tarbes Airport to Shannon Airport.

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