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There are 4 ways to get from Portstewart to Galway by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Castlerock to Londonderry 3
  2. Take the bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 64

58€ - 77€

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Ballybofey  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Castlerock to Londonderry 3
  2. Take the bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Ballybofey, stop 141301 64 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Just Inn Cafe, Ballybofey to Eyre Square Galway 964

Bus  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Coleraine to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 218
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin 400
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station 720

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Portstewart to Galway 327.7 km

35€ - 55€

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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 mandatory.

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The cheapest way to get from Portstewart to Galway is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 4h 14m.

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The fastest way to get from Portstewart to Galway is to drive which takes 4h 14m and costs £30 - £50.

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The distance between Portstewart and Galway is 261 km. The road distance is 327.7 km.

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The best way to get from Portstewart to Galway without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 16m and costs £50 - £70.

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It takes approximately 7h 16m to get from Portstewart to Galway, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portstewart to Galway is 328 km. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Portstewart to Galway.

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There are 198+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 260.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 16m

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

You can take a bus from Portstewart to Galway via Coleraine, Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, Dublin, and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay in around 7h 57m.

Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Castlerock to Londonderry
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
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
4 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
Dublin Coach
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
GoBus.ie

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