Getting Here


County Galway is on the West Coast of Ireland, in the Irish province of Connacht. It is the second largest county in Ireland.

It is renowned the world over for its unspoiled natural beauty, the rugged Connemara landscape, its island studded coastline, and the dynamic Galway City - the most westerly city in Europe.

County Galway is home to Lough Corrib (the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland) and exquisite mountain ranges including Na Beanna Beola (The Twelve Pins), Na Sléibhte Mhám Toirc (The Maumturk Mountains), and Sliabh Echtghe (Slieve Aughty). Galway abounds with lakes and rivers, numerous beaches scattered throughout Galway Bay and breath-taking landscape with vast areas unchanged for centuries.

The County includes the Aran Islands (Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr) and the Connemara region, one of Ireland’s most beautiful scenic locations and the largest Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) area in the country. It is also home to Galway City, one of the fastest growing cities in Europe with modern developments and urban infrastructure. From urban to rural landscapes, Galway has it all.

Get in Touch


Shannon International Airport in Co. Clare is 84 km from Galway (1hr 15 mins drive)

+353 (0)61 712 000

Bus Eireann operates buses 14 times a day between Shannon Airport and Galway City


Ireland West Airport Knock in Co. Mayo is 89 km from Galway (1hr 15 mins drive)

+353 (0)94 936 8100

Bus Eireann operate buses 6 times daily between Ireland West Airport and Galway City


Bus Eireann
Ceannt Station, Eyre Square, Galway City
+353 (0) 91 562 000

Bus Eireann operate daily express services between Galway and:

  • Athlone
  • Belfast
  • Castlebar
  • Cork
  • Derry
  • Dublin
  • Ennis
  • Killarney
  • Limerick
  • Tralee
  • Sligo


Forster Street, Galway City
+353 (0)91 564 164

Citylink provide daily express services between Galway and:

  • Clifden, Connemara
  • Cork City & Cork Airport
  • Dublin City & Dublin Airport
  • Killarney
  • Limerick City

Unit 1, Forster Court, Galway City
+353 (0)91 564600

GoBus provide daily express services between Galway and:
  • Dublin City & Dublin Airport

Driving directions to Galway From Dublin
214 km – about 3 hours 15 mins
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Driving directions to Galway from Shannon Airport
83.7 km – about 1 hour 15 mins
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Driving directions to Galway from Knock Airport
89.2 km – about 1 hour 15 mins
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Traveling from Britain to Ireland by ferry offers the following choices of routes:

Holyhead to Dublin
Pembroke to Rosslare
Fishguard to Rosslare

Irish Ferries
+353 818 300 400

Stena Line
+353 (0)1 204 7777

Irish Rail
Ceannt Station
Galway City
+353 (0)91 537 582
1850 366 222

Irish Rail operate daily services between Galway and

    • Dublin (approx 2.5 hours)
    • Limerick (approx 2 hours)
    • Cork (approx 2 hours)


Irish Rail Customer Contact Centre

Please call LoCall 1850 366 222 or +353 (0)1 8366222 from outside Ireland

08:30- 18:00 Monday to Friday (times exclude public holidays).



The ferry departs from Rossaveal, about 1 hour drive from Galway. There are several sailings a day during peak season. A coach service is available to shuttle people to/from Rossaveal.

Aran Island Ferries
Address: 4 Foster Street, Galway
Tel: +353 91 568903 / +353 91 572050

Aran Direct
Address: 29 Forster Street, Galway
Tel: +353 91 566535

Flights operate 5 times a day to Inis Mor and 3 times a day to Inis Oirr and Inis Meain
There is a bus service which operates between Kinlay House Hostel and Connemara airport (Flights and bus can booked simultaneously on the website)

Aer Arann Islands
Address: Aer Arann Islands, An Caislean, Inverin, Co. Galway
Tel: +353 (0)91 593034