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There are 9 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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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Fly Southampton to Cork, bus  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Cork (ORK) SOU - ORK
  2. Take the bus from Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park to Galway Coach Station

63€ - 247€

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Fly Southampton to Dublin, train  •  5h 37m

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

83€ - 250€

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) LHR - SNN
  4. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Train to London City, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway 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 Shannon, bus  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction
  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, bus and ferry  •  15h 48m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

125€ - 191€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  16h 5m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20 / ...

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Airport, Parkway Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street M34
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

71€ - 103€

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 59m

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Galway

109€ - 148€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £55 - £220 and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway is to fly and train which costs £70 - £230 and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton Airport (SOU) station to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Southampton Airport, Parkway Station and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Birmingham, Church Centre, Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 55m.

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The distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) and Galway is 365 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 15h 48m and costs £110 - £170.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway, including transfers.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Southampton Airport, Parkway Station.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Cork Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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Air France, Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Cork Airport.

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Map of how to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway.
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  • Distance: 365.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 55m

What companies run services between Southampton Airport (SOU), England and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway. However, you can fly to Cork, take the walk to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the line 747 bus to Irish Rail Building North Wall Quay, take the walk to Spencer Dock, take the tram to Heuston, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 850€
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 550€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 270€
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
22€ - 35€
Anytime Single
30€ - 50€
Off-Peak Single
19€ - 29€
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 90€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
35€ - 55€
Anytime Single
55€ - 90€
Off-Peak Single
55€ - 80€
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 30€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
11€ - 17€
Advanced Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single
16€ - 30€
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
19€ - 27€
Anytime fare
30€ - 45€
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
18€ - 26€
Anytime fare
30€ - 45€
Bus operators
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€
Bus �ireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
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€
Book at
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Southampton Airport, Parkway Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Megabus UK
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
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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