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

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

Recommended option

Train, bus and ferry  •  17h 35m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

135€ - 223€

Cheapest option

Fly Bournemouth to Dublin, train  •  9h 23m

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

63€ - 199€

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Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  18h 21m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20 / ...

128€ - 199€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20h 11m

  1. Take the bus from POOLE, Dorset 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 Coach Station 720

81€ - 111€

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 3m

  1. Drive from Poole to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Galway

105€ - 143€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the train from Poole to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) LHR - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

97€ - 353€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Shannon, bus  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from Poole to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Shannon (SNN) LGW - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

73€ - 290€

Train to Southampton, fly to Dublin, train  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the train from Poole to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Dublin (DUB) SOU - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

97€ - 283€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Knock, bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the train from Poole to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Knock (NOC) LGW - NOC
  3. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

89€ - 388€

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Dublin  •  10h 51m

  1. Take the train from Poole to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

117€ - 284€

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Knock, bus  •  9h 29m

  1. Take the train from Poole to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Knock (NOC) BRS - NOC
  4. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

102€ - 379€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Poole to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £70 - £100 and takes 20h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Poole to Galway is to train and fly and bus which costs £60 - £260 and takes 8h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Poole to Galway station. However, there are services departing from POOLE, Dorset and arriving at Galway Coach Station via London Victoria and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 11m.

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The distance between Poole and Galway is 350 miles.

The best way to get from Poole to Galway without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 17h 35m and costs £110 - £200.

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It takes approximately 17h 35m to get from Poole to Galway, including transfers.

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Poole to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from POOLE, Dorset station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Aer Lingus offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Poole to Galway.
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  • Distance: 350.5 miles
  • Duration: 17h 35m

What companies run services between Poole, England and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Poole to Galway. However, you can take the train to Bournemouth, take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the walk to Birmingham, take the bus and ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Busáras, take the tram to Heuston, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Poole to Galway via Bournemouth Station, Bournemouth, Birmingham New Street, Birmingham, Dublin, and Busáras in around 18h 21m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 550€
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 400€
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 270€
Flights from Bournemouth to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
15€ - 120€
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 210€
Flights from Bristol to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Train operators
CrossCountry
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Poole to Woking
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 55€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
21€ - 30€
Anytime fare
35€ - 55€
Train from Poole to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 65€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
25€ - 35€
Anytime fare
45€ - 65€
Train from Poole to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 24€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
13€ - 19€
Anytime fare
17€ - 24€
Train from Poole to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 22€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
12€ - 18€
Anytime fare
15€ - 22€
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
20€ - 35€
Advanced Single
21€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 65€
Bus operators
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 Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
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National Express
Bus from POOLE, Dorset to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
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National Express
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
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National Express
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Bus Eireann
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
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
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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