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There are 3 ways to get from Waterford to Galway by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Waterford to Kildare Kildare/Waterford Service
  2. Take the train from Kildare to Galway Galway Service

52€ - 73€

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Bus  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station 55
  2. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X51 / ...

Drive  •  2h 46m

  1. Drive from Waterford to Galway 140.8 miles

26€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Galway is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterford to Galway is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterford station to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station and arriving at Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station via Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Waterford to Galway. However, there are services departing from Waterford and arriving at Galway via Kildare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 28m.

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The distance between Waterford and Galway is 172 km. The road distance is 225.3 km.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Galway without a car is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs 50€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 4h 28m to get from Waterford to Galway, including transfers.

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Waterford to Galway bus services, operated by Bus �ireann, arrive at Waterford, Waterford Bus Station.

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Waterford to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Waterford station.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Galway is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Waterford to Galway.
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  • Distance: 107.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 28m

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

You can take a train from Waterford to Galway via Kildare in around 4h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waterford to Galway via Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station in around 4h 39m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Waterford to Kildare
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Irish Rail
Train from Kildare to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Bus �ireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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Waterford to Galway bus services, operated by Bus �ireann, arrive at Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station.

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Waterford to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Galway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterford to Galway is 225 km. It takes approximately 2h 46m to drive from Waterford to Galway.

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