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There are 11 ways to get from Portsmouth 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.

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Train, bus and ferry  •  17h 4m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Winchester
  2. Take the train from Winchester to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

132€ - 206€

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 1m

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard 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

78€ - 106€

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Bus, bus and ferry via Birmingham  •  18h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Birmingham, Navigation Street M34
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20 / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 17m

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

112€ - 153€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea 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

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Shannon (SNN) LGW - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Train to London City, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Shannon (SNN) LCY - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Knock, bus  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  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

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Cork, bus  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK
  3. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station

81€ - 325€

Fly Southampton to Dublin, train  •  8h 52m

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

94€ - 284€

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Knock, bus  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Knock (NOC) LTN - NOC
  4. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £65 - £95 and takes 19h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Galway is to fly and train which costs £80 - £250 and takes 8h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange and arriving at Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station via Birmingham, Church Centre, Birmingham and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 47m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Galway is 381 miles.

The best way to get from Portsmouth to Galway without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 17h 4m and costs £110 - £190.

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It takes approximately 17h 4m to get from Portsmouth to Galway, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Galway bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange 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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Portsmouth to Galway bus services, operated by Bus �ireann, arrive at Eyre Square, Galway Bus 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 Portsmouth to Galway.
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  • Distance: 380.9 miles
  • Duration: 17h 4m

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

There is no direct connection from Portsmouth to Galway. However, you can take the train to Winchester, 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 Portsmouth to Galway via Birmingham, Navigation Street, Birmingham, Church Centre, Digbeth, Oxford St, Birmingham, Dublin, and Busáras in around 18h 47m.

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 London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 400€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 440€
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 550€
Flights from London City to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 1000€
Flights from London Gatwick to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 400€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 440€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 270€
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Winchester
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 18€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
11€ - 16€
Anytime fare
12€ - 18€
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 30€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
14€ - 21€
Anytime fare
21€ - 30€
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
19€ - 27€
Anytime fare
30€ - 45€
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
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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
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
Megabus UK
Bus �ireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
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
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€
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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