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

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Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  4. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

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Train to Bristol, fly to Knock, bus

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Knock (NOC)
  3. Take the bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

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Train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the bus from Wexford, Redmond Square to Dublin Airport
  5. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station

Train, car ferry, bus via Swansea

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Swansea
  2. Take the train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the bus from Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Busáras, stop 135001
  5. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

Train, car ferry, bus via Swansea #2

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Swansea
  2. Take the train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the bus from Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051
  5. Take the bus from The Quay to Dublin City, Parkgate St
  6. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from Swindon Gablecross to Birmingham Brunel Street
  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

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Swindon to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Galway

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Shannon, bus

  1. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN)
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin, train

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Shannon, bus

  1. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Shannon (SNN)
  4. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train to London Stansted, fly to Shannon, bus

  1. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Shannon (SNN)
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Knock, bus

  1. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Knock (NOC)
  4. Take the bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Cork, bus

  1. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK)
  3. Take the bus from Cork Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Swindon to Galway by train, walk, car ferry, bus and tram

38 Weekly Services
15h 42m Average Duration
€188 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Galway is 1850 24 1850.

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The cheapest way to get from Swindon to Galway is to train and fly which costs £55 - £160 and takes 8h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Swindon to Galway is to train and fly and bus which costs £45 - £130 and takes 7h 6m.

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It is approximately 528 km to get from Swindon to Galway.

The best way to get from Swindon to Galway without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 15h 42m and costs £160 - £230.

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It takes approximately 15h 42m to get from Swindon to Galway, including transfers.

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

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Aer Lingus offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Swindon to Galway.
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  • Distance: 528.3 km
  • Duration: 15h 42m

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

There is no direct connection from Swindon to Galway. However, you can take the train to Newport (S Wales), take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the car ferry to Dublin, take the walk to Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, take the line 53 bus to Mabbot Street, stop 4380, 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 Swindon to Galway via Newport (S Wales), Fishguard Harbour, Fishguard, Rosslare, Rosslare Europort, stop 355501, Wexford Station, stop 355511, Wexford, Redmond Square, and Dublin Airport in around 16h 54m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €170
Flights from London Gatwick to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €370
Flights from Bristol to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from London Stansted to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €200
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €480
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €420
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swindon to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€24 - €30
Anytime Day 1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Swindon to Swansea
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€45 - €60
Anytime Day 1st Class
€80 - €110
Train from Swindon to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€55 - €75
Train from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€18 - €23
Anytime Day 1st Class
€30 - €45
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Transport for Wales
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Transport for Wales
Train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Transport for Wales
Thameslink
Bus operators
Wexford Bus
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €21
Website
Citylink
Standard
€15 - €21
Web Fare
€13 - €19
Bus from Cork Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €21
Website
Citylink
Standard
€14 - €21
Web Fare
€12 - €18
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Aircoach
Eireagle
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
eireagle.com
Bus from Dublin Airport Arrival Terminal 1 to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18
Website
Eireagle
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 Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Busáras, stop 135001
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Rosslare Europort, stop 355501 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051 to Heuston Station, stop 135421
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
Kenneally's Bus Service
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from The Quay to Dublin City, Parkgate St
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Kenneally's Bus Service
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Swindon Gablecross to Birmingham Brunel Street
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €18
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
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
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Stena Line
Car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Stena Line
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

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