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

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Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from The Square Roscommon to Galway Cathedral 433 / ...

$9 - $19

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Roscommon to Athlone Westport Service
  2. Take the train from Athlone to Galway Galway Service

$23 - $34

Taxi  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Roscommon to Galway 54.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Roscommon to Galway 54.1 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Roscommon to Galway is to drive which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Roscommon to Galway is to taxi which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 1 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from The Square Roscommon and arriving at Galway Cathedral. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Roscommon to Galway. However, there are services departing from Roscommon and arriving at Galway via Athlone. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

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The distance between Roscommon and Galway is 69 km. The road distance is 86.5 km.

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The best way to get from Roscommon to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 7€ - 17€.

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The bus from The Square Roscommon to Galway Cathedral takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Roscommon to Galway bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, depart from The Square Roscommon station.

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Roscommon to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Roscommon station.

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The best way to get from Roscommon to Galway is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 7€ - 17€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Roscommon to Galway.
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  • Distance: 43.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

What companies run services between Roscommon, Ireland and Galway, Ireland?

Transport for Ireland operates a bus from Roscommon to Galway 5 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Roscommon to Galway via Athlone in around 2 h 24 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Roscommon to Athlone
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Athlone to Galway
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from The Square Roscommon to Galway Cathedral
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Roscommon, Roscommon Mart Road to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Website
Bus Eireann
Donnelly's Pioneer Bus Service
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Church Car Park to University Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Other operators
Taxi from Roscommon to Galway
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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Roscommon to Galway bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Cathedral station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Roscommon to Galway is 87 km. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Roscommon to Galway.

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There are 318+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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