Getting Around County Galway
Galway is located on Ireland's Atlantic west coast. Galway Airport is located just outside of Galway city, with limited services to Ireland and Britain. Galway is about an hours' drive from Shannon Airport, Ireland's second international airport. Galway is served by the Dublin-Galway railway line, with regular services to the capital. Bus services also exist to Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and elsewhere.
Galway Bus Services
Bus Éireann provide services to County Galway from Dublin, Clare, Sligo and other areas. For further information on bus services telephone: +353 (0)91 562000 (Galway) or +353 (0)1 836-6111 (Dublin) or see www.buseireann.ie.
Galway Rail Services
The Dublin / Galway line serves Co. Galway with stations at Ballinasloe, Woodlawn, Attymon, Athenry and Galway City. For further information on rail services, telephone: +353 (0)91 564222 (Galway) or +353 (0)1 836-6222 (Dublin) or see www.irishrail.ie.
Sailing to Galway
Ireland is linked to Britain and Europe by a number of car-ferry routes. The main ports of entry are Cork, Dublin and Rosslare - all of which are betwen 3 and 4 hours drive from Galway.
More information can be found on our Ferry Services Guide.
- Complete Guide to Irish Ferryports
- Dublin Port (Dublin)
- Dun Laoghaire (Co Dublin)
- Port of Belfast (Belfast, Co Antrim)
- Port of Cork (Co Cork)
- Port of Larne (Co Antrim)
- Rosslare Europort (Co Wexford)
Galway Regional Airport is located just outside of Galway City, and has limited services to Dublin and Britain; and some seasonal and charter services to continental Europe. The nearest major airport is Shannon Airport, in Co Clare.
More information, including airlines, destinations, and transport to and from the airport can be found on our Galway Airport page.