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There are 5 ways to get from Portrush to Galway by train, bus or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Coleraine to Londonderry
  2. Take the bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Coleraine to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to Dublin Airport
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station

Train, bus via Ballybofey

  1. Take the train from Coleraine to Londonderry
  2. Take the bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Ballybofey, stop 141301
  3. Take the bus from Just Inn Cafe, Ballybofey to Eyre Square Galway

Train

  1. Take the train from Coleraine to Belfast Lanyon Place
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

Drive

  1. Drive from Portrush to Galway

Portrush to Galway by train, walk and bus

34 Weekly Services
8h 7m Average Duration
€34 Cheapest Price
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Yes, entry into Ireland is currently allowed from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Galway is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Galway is recommended.

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No, returning to United Kingdom from Ireland is currently allowed.

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The cost-effective way to get from Portrush to Galway is to train and bus, which costs £29 - £45 and takes 8h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Portrush to Galway is to drive which costs £60 - £90 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portrush to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Portrush Dunluce Avenue and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Coleraine, Belfast, Glengall Street and Dublin Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Portrush to Galway. However, there are services departing from Portrush and arriving at Galway via Coleraine, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place, Busáras and Heuston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 58m.

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The distance between Portrush and Galway is 265 km. The road distance is 327.4 km.

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The best way to get from Portrush to Galway without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 7m and costs £29 - £45.

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It takes approximately 8h 7m to get from Portrush to Galway, including transfers.

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Portrush to Galway bus services, operated by Translink UK, depart from Coleraine station.

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Portrush to Galway train services, operated by Translink UK, depart from Coleraine station.

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The best way to get from Portrush to Galway is to bus which takes 8h 27m and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 8h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Portrush to Galway.
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  • Distance: 265.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 7m

What companies run services between Portrush, Northern Ireland and Galway, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Portrush to Galway via Coleraine, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Belfast, Glengall Street, and Dublin Airport in around 8h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Portrush to Galway via Coleraine, Belfast Lanyon Place, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place, Connolly, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 8h 58m.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Coleraine to Londonderry
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Coleraine to Belfast Lanyon Place
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€15 - €18
Flexible
€19 - €22
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€17 - €20
Flexible
€21 - €24
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 Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Ballybofey, stop 141301
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Bus Eireann
Translink UK
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
Aircoach
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Aircoach
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €21
Website
Citylink
Standard
€15 - €21
Web Fare
€13 - €19
Eireagle
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
eireagle.com
Bus from Dublin Airport Arrival Terminal 1 to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18
Website
Eireagle

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

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Portrush to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Galway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portrush to Galway is 327 km. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Portrush to Galway.

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