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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  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Roscommon, Roscommon Mart Road to Galway Cathedral 433 / ...

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Train  •  2h 13m

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

Taxi  •  1h 5m

  1. Take a taxi from Roscommon to Galway 87.4 km

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Roscommon to Galway 87.4 km

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The cheapest way to get from Roscommon to Galway is to bus which costs €10 - €15 and takes 1h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Roscommon to Galway is to taxi which costs €120 - €150 and takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Roscommon, Roscommon Mart Road and arriving at Galway Cathedral. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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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 2h 13m.

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The distance between Roscommon and Galway is 70 km. The road distance is 87.4 km.

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The best way to get from Roscommon to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 1h 30m and costs €10 - €15.

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The bus from Roscommon, Roscommon Mart Road to Galway Cathedral takes 1h 30m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Roscommon to Galway bus services, operated by Bus4u, depart from Roscommon, Roscommon Mart Road 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 1h 30m and costs €10 - €15. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €17 - €22 and takes 2h 13m.

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  • Distance: 69.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 30m

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

Bus4u operates a bus from Roscommon, Roscommon Mart Road to Galway Cathedral 5 times a day, and the journey takes 1h 30m. Bus Eireann also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Roscommon to Galway via Athlone in around 2h 13m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Roscommon to Athlone
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€7 - €9
Flexible
€7 - €9
Train from Athlone to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €12
Flexible
€11 - €13
Bus operators
Bus4u
Phone
+353 86 043 0753
Email
brenboyle@eircom.net
Website
bus4u.net
Bus from Roscommon, Roscommon Mart Road to Galway Cathedral
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Bus4u
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 Mart Road, stop 555751 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann
Other operators
Taxi from Roscommon to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Estimated price
€120 - €150
Tom Kilduff Taxi
Phone
+353 86 254 4662
Noel Mahons Cab Service
Phone
+353 87 264 6931
Cab Direct
Phone
+353 87 991 4873
Website
roscommontaxis.com

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Roscommon to Galway bus services, operated by Bus4u, 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 1h 5m to drive from Roscommon to Galway.

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