There are 3 ways to get from Portlaoise to Galway by train, bus or car
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Take the train from Portarlington to Galway
Take the bus from Portlaoise Centre, stop 155321 to Moate, stop 155431
Take the bus from Moate, Moate to Galway City, Coach Station
Drive from Portlaoise to Galway
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Portlaoise to Galway is to train which costs €19 - €26 and takes 2h 49m.
The quickest way to get from Portlaoise to Galway is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 1h 43m.
No, there is no direct bus from Portlaoise to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Portlaoise Centre, stop 155321 and arriving at Galway City, Coach Station via Moate, Moate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.
No, there is no direct train from Portlaoise to Galway. However, there are services departing from Portlaoise, Portlaoise and arriving at Galway via Portarlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 49m.
The distance between Portlaoise and Galway is 120 km. The road distance is 161.7 km.
The best way to get from Portlaoise to Galway without a car is to train which takes 2h 49m and costs €19 - €26.
It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Portlaoise to Galway, including transfers.
Portlaoise to Galway bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Portlaoise Centre, stop 155321 station.
Portlaoise to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Portarlington station.
The best way to get from Portlaoise to Galway is to train which takes 2h 49m and costs €19 - €26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €29 and takes 4h 2m.
What companies run services between Portlaoise, Ireland and Galway, Ireland?
Irish Rail operates a train from Portarlington to Galway every 3 hours. Tickets cost €13 - €18 and the journey takes 1h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portlaoise to Galway via Moate, Moate in around 4h 2m.
Train from Portarlington to Galway
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 41m
- Every 3 hours
- Estimated price
- €13 - €18
- Irish Rail
- Semi Flexible
- €13 - €16
- €15 - €18
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.
Bus from Portlaoise Centre, stop 155321 to Moate, stop 155431
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 7m
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- €9 - €13
- Bus Eireann
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More Questions & Answers
Portlaoise to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway City, Coach Station.
Portlaoise to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Galway station.
Yes, the driving distance between Portlaoise to Galway is 162 km. It takes approximately 1h 43m to drive from Portlaoise to Galway.
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