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There are 10 ways to get from York to Galway by train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from York to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Galway

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Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Dublin, train

  1. Take the train from York to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Galway

Train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from York to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station

Train, bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the train from York to Darlington
  2. Take the bus from Darlington to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Glasgow Buchanan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  4. Take the bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to Dublin Airport
  5. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station

Drive, car ferry

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

Train to Manchester, fly to Dublin, train

  1. Take the train from York to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Galway

Train to Manchester, fly to Shannon, bus

  1. Take the train from York to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Shannon (SNN)
  3. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train to Manchester, fly to Cork, bus

  1. Take the train from York to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cork (ORK)
  3. Take the bus from Cork Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station

Train, train to Liverpool, fly to Knock, bus

  1. Take the train from York to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Knock (NOC)
  4. Take the bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

Train to East Midlands, fly to Knock, bus

  1. Take the train from York to Burton-on-Trent
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Knock (NOC)
  3. Take the bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041

York to Galway by train, walk, bus and bus and ferry

The journey time between York and Galway is around 19h 52m and covers a distance of around 1014 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 4m. Operated by TransPennine Express Service, LNER, CrossCountry and others, the York to Galway service departs from York and arrives in Galway Coach Station. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Services
19h 52m Average Duration
€91 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from York to Galway is to train and fly, which costs £40 - £250 and takes 8h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from York to Galway is to train and fly which costs £40 - £250 and takes 8h 8m.

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The distance between York and Galway is 531 km.

The best way to get from York to Galway without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 15h 46m and costs £90 - £210.

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It takes approximately 15h 46m to get from York to Galway, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from York to Galway.
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  • Distance: 530.8 km
  • Duration: 15h 46m

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

There is no direct connection from York to Galway. However, you can take the train to Liverpool Lime Street, take the walk to Liverpool Central, take the train to Seaforth & Litherland, take the walk to Bootle, take the car ferry to Dublin, take the walk to The Point, take the tram to Heuston, take the walk to Dublin Heuston, then take the train to Galway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from York to Galway via Liverpool Lime Street, Queen Square Bus Station, Seaforth, Port of Liverpool, Bootle, Dublin, Castleforbes Road, stop 7890, Eden Quay, stop 303, and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay in around 16h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €140
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €130
Flights from Manchester to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €150
Flights from Manchester to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €130
Flights from Liverpool to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €160
Flights from East Midlands to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €120
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€13 - €270
Flights from Manchester to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €340
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from York to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €60
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€16 - €23
Off-Peak Day Single
€27 - €45
Anytime Day Single
€35 - €60
Train from York to Darlington
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€11 - €16
Off-Peak Day Single
€15 - €23
Anytime Day Single
€20 - €35
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €23
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€9 - €13
Off-Peak Day Single
€10 - €16
Anytime Day Single
€14 - €23
Train from York to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€14 - €21
Off-Peak Day Single
€23 - €35
Anytime Day Single
€30 - €50
Train from York to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €45
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€13 - €19
Off-Peak Day Single
€21 - €35
Anytime Day Single
€28 - €45
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€9 - €14
Off-Peak Day Single
€11 - €18
Anytime Day Single
€16 - €24
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Dublin Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€17 - €20
Flexible
€21 - €24
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from York to Darlington
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €90
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€6 - €10
Anytime Day Single
€35 - €55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€60 - €90
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€3 - €70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€3 - €6
Anytime Day Single
€30 - €45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€45 - €70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from York to Darlington
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€35 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€90 - €130
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€28 - €33
Anytime Day 1st Class
€80 - €120
Train from York to Burton-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€65 - €80
Anytime Day 1st Class
€130 - €190
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €22
Off-Peak Single
€13 - €19
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€18 - €26
Bus operators
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
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 from Darlington to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
National Express
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus and ferry from Glasgow Buchanan to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Glengall Street to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
Aircoach
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Aircoach
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €22
Website
Citylink
Standard
€15 - €22
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
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
€18
Website
Eireagle
Expressway
Phone
+353 818 836 611
Email
customercare@expressway.ie
Website
expressway.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609581 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Expressway
Bus from Knock Airport, stop 553081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Expressway
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

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