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There are 5 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly Southampton to Dublin, train  •  5h 26m

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

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 32m

  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, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Shannon, bus  •  7h 48m

  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, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Bus, car ferry  •  20h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Airport Parkway to Birmingham Brunel Street M34
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Summer Row- Great Charles Street to Liverpool
  3. Take the car ferry from Liverpool to Isle of Man Douglas
  4. Take the car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Dublin
  5. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station 720

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 57m

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway is to fly and train which costs £75 - £270 and takes 5h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway is to fly and train which costs £75 - £270 and takes 5h 26m.

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The distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) and Galway is 585 km.

The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 20h 5m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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British Airways, Eastern Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from Southampton Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Galway.
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  • Distance: 584.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 26m

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 Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport T2, take the bus to Dublin Heuston Rail Station, take the walk to Dublin Heuston, then take the train to Galway. Alternatively, you can take the train to Reading, take the train to London Paddington, take the train to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, stop 609581, then take the bus to Galway.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €950
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €400
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €130
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€17 - €21
Anytime Day 1st Class
€29 - €40
Elizabeth Line
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Elizabeth Line
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
€10 - €15
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
€19 - €35
South Western Railway
Bus operators
Expressway
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Southampton Airport Parkway to Birmingham Brunel Street
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €21
Website
Megabus UK
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Birmingham Summer Row- Great Charles Street to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Ferry operators
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Liverpool to Isle of Man Douglas
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €70
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Car ferry from Isle of Man Douglas to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€17 - €330
Website
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Foot Passanger
€46
Motorcycle&Adult
€166
Car&Adult
€325
Stena Line

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