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There are 8 ways to get from Winterthur 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 Zurich to Shannon, bus  •  8h 59m

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

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Fly Zurich to Dublin, train  •  8h 39m

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

110€ - 294€

6 alternative options

Fly Zurich to Cork, bus  •  8h 52m

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

136€ - 352€

Train to Basel, fly to Shannon, bus  •  11h 39m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Shannon (SNN) BSL - SNN
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Train to Basel, fly to Dublin, train  •  10h 39m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Dublin (DUB) BSL - DUB
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Galway

120€ - 402€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  35h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station 299
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  4. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  5. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720

113€ - 174€

Bus, bus and ferry via Brussels  •  37h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London 140
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station X20 / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  32h 3m

  1. Drive from Winterthur to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Galway

180€ - 278€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Winterthur to Galway is to bus and bus and ferry which costs SFr 130 - SFr 200 and takes 35h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Winterthur to Galway is to fly and train which costs SFr 120 - SFr 340 and takes 8h 39m.

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The distance between Winterthur and Galway is 1409 km.

The best way to get from Winterthur to Galway without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 35h 4m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 8h 59m to get from Winterthur to Galway, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Shannon Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Galway is 1h behind Winterthur. It is currently 4:40 AM in Winterthur and 3:40 AM in Galway.

Swiss, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Shannon Airport.

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There are 418+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at 70€ per night.

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The best way to get from Winterthur to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs SFr 4 - SFr 24.

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Map of how to get from Winterthur to Galway.
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  • Distance: 880.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 59m

What companies run services between Winterthur, Switzerland and Galway, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Winterthur to Galway. However, you can take the train to Zuerich Flughafen, take the walk to Zurich airport, fly to Shannon, take the walk to Shannon Airport, then take the bus to Galway. Alternatively, you can take the train to Zuerich Flughafen, take the walk to Zurich airport, fly to Cork, take the walk to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park, then take the bus to Galway.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Shannon via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Zurich to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Zurich to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 500€
Flights from Zurich to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 470€
Flights from Zurich to Dublin via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 470€
Flights from Basel to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280€ - 750€
Flights from Basel to Shannon via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Basel to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 500€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Shannon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 11000€
Flights from Zurich to Shannon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 11000€
Flights from Zurich to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Basel to Shannon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
240€ - 1100€
Flights from Basel to Shannon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
260€ - 1200€
Flights from Basel to Dublin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Basel to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Cork via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290€ - 700€
Flights from Zurich to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Basel to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Cork
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 650€
Flights from Zurich to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Zurich to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 500€
Flights from Basel to Shannon via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 490€
Flights from Basel to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to Shannon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 460€
Flights from Basel to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 15€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 27€
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 15€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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
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€
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 24€
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Strasbourg to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
RegioJet
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 London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Book at
National Express
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
55€ - 65€
car
100€
Passenger
35€

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