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There are 11 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

  1. Fly from Lourdes/Tarbes (LDE) to Shannon (SNN)
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

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Fly Lourdes/Tarbes to Knock, bus

  1. Fly from Lourdes/Tarbes (LDE) to Knock (NOC)
  2. Take the bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

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Train to Biarritz, fly to Dublin, train

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

Train to Toulouse, fly to Dublin, train

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

Train to Bordeaux, fly to Dublin, train

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

Fly Lourdes/Tarbes to Dublin, train

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

Train to Bordeaux, fly to Cork, bus

  1. Take the train from Pau to Bordeaux St Jean
  2. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Cork (ORK)
  3. Take the bus from Cork Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Train, bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the train from Pau to Paris Austerlitz
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Deva
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Deva to Dublin
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

Bus, bus and ferry via Toulouse

  1. Take the bus from Pau to Toulouse
  2. Take the bus from Toulouse to Deva
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Deva to Dublin
  4. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station

Bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the bus from Pau to San Sebastian
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Deva
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Deva to Dublin
  4. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station

Drive, car ferry

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

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The cheapest way to get from Pau to Galway is to fly and bus which costs €40 - €230 and takes 11h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Pau to Galway is to fly and train which costs €60 - €200 and takes 9h 58m.

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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 Toulouse, Deva, Merrion Sq South, stop 7391 and Temple Bar, Crampton Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 17h.

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It is approximately 1279 km to get from Pau to Galway.

The best way to get from Pau to Galway without a car is to train and bus and bus and ferry which takes 3 days 10h and costs €340 - €450.

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It takes approximately 12h 49m to get from Pau to Galway, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Lourdes/Tarbes Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Galway is 1h behind Pau. It is currently 3:20 AM in Pau and 2:20 AM in Galway.

Map of how to get from Pau to Galway.
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  • Distance: 1278.8 km
  • Duration: 12h 49m

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 Lourdes, take the walk to Lourdes - Gare SNCF, take the line 965 bus to Juillan - Aéroport, take the walk to Lourdes/Tarbes 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 Bayonne, take the walk to Alsace Lorraine, take the line 4 bus to Aéroport de Biarritz, take the walk to Biarritz airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport T2, take the bus to Dublin Heuston Rail Station, 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
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Shannon via Dublin, London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Shannon via Dublin, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Flights from Biarritz to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €500
Flights from Biarritz to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €500
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Knock via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €260
Flights from Bordeaux to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€29 - €290
Flights from Bordeaux to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€29 - €290
Flights from Bordeaux to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€29 - €290
Flights from Bordeaux to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €290
Flights from Bordeaux to Dublin via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€29 - €290
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Bordeaux to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Dublin via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Bordeaux to Dublin via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Flights from Bordeaux to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lourdes/Tarbes to Shannon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Toulouse to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Rail 1st Class
€22 - €35
Train from Pau to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Pau to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Pau to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Train from Pau to Paris Austerlitz
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
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
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Cork Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €21
Website
Citylink
Standard
€14 - €21
Web Fare
€12 - €18
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
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Deva
Ave. Duration
27h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Pau to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Toulouse to Deva
Ave. Duration
37h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€100 - €130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Matei Unitrans
Website
mateiunitrans.ro
Bus and ferry from Deva to Dublin
Ave. Duration
44h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€120 - €150
Schedules at
mateiunitrans.ro
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
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Pau to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
ALSA
Tabita Tour
Phone
+4-0263-21.55.00
Website
tabitatour.ro
Bus from San Sebastián to Deva
Ave. Duration
40h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €160
Schedules at
tabitatour.ro
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
11h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Brittany Ferries

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Ryanair UK, Volotea, Vueling Airlines and Ryanair offer flights from Lourdes/Tarbes Airport to Shannon Airport.

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