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There are 13 ways to get from Stanstead to Galway by train, bus and ferry, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Train, bus and ferry  •  17h 20m

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

160€ - 239€

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Fly London Stansted to Cork, bus  •  10h 38m

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

45€ - 164€

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge Parkside A14
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth 777
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

76€ - 103€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  19h 49m

  1. Take the train from Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20 / ...

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  19h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge Parkside A14
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth 777
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

95€ - 140€

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 37m

  1. Drive from Stanstead to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Galway

113€ - 157€

Fly London Stansted to Shannon, bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Shannon (SNN) STN - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from Marks Tey to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) LHR - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Train to London City, fly to Shannon, bus  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Marks Tey to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Shannon (SNN) LCY - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Fly London Stansted to Knock, bus  •  9h 8m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Knock (NOC) STN - NOC
  2. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Knock, bus  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the train from Marks Tey to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Knock (NOC) LTN - NOC
  4. Take the bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Fly London Stansted to Dublin, train  •  10h 25m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dublin (DUB) STN - DUB
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

72€ - 206€

Train to Southend, fly to Dublin, train  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the train from Marks Tey to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Dublin (DUB) SEN - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

96€ - 316€

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The cheapest way to get from Stanstead to Galway is to fly and bus which costs £40 - £150 and takes 10h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Stanstead to Galway is to train and fly which costs £85 - £280 and takes 10h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stanstead to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Glemsford, Stanway Close and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge Parkside, Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 31m.

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The distance between Stanstead and Galway is 418 miles.

The best way to get from Stanstead to Galway without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 17h 20m and costs £140 - £220.

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It takes approximately 17h 20m to get from Stanstead to Galway, including transfers.

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Stanstead to Galway bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bury St Edmunds station.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Stanstead to Galway bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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Ryanair offers flights from London Stansted Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Stanstead to Galway.
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  • Distance: 417.9 miles
  • Duration: 17h 20m

What companies run services between Stanstead, England and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Stanstead to Galway. However, you can take the taxi to Bury St Edmunds, take the train to Ely, take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the walk to Birmingham, take the bus and ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Busáras, take the tram to Heuston, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Galway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Stanstead to Galway via Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge Parkside, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Birmingham, Dublin, and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay in around 19h 31m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 300€
Flights from London Stansted to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 250€
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Flights from London Stansted to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 170€
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 170€
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 210€
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€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 550€
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Ely to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
30€ - 55€
Anytime Single
50€ - 80€
Off-Peak Single
45€ - 70€
Train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 90€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
35€ - 55€
Anytime Single
55€ - 90€
Off-Peak Single
50€ - 80€
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 22€
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Marks Tey to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Marks Tey to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
20€ - 30€
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Marks Tey to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
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€
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National Express
Bus from Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
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National Express
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 24€
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National Express
Suffolk Norse
Phone
01473 341500
Email
enquiries@suffolknorse.co.uk
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once a week
Unknown
Suffolk Norse
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
Bus �ireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
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€
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
40€
Small Car
135€

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