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Getting Around

Transport to Galway and around Galway City and County.

Getting around GalwayYou can get to Ireland and travel to Galway quicker than you ever could before and you have a greater choice of efficient transport than was previously available. Once you get there you will find that it is quite easy to get around too. Here you can find details of bus, rail, ferry and air services to and from Galway City in the west of Ireland. For useful information about driving on Ireland's roads, click here.

This section also features details of transport around Galway city.
Abby Taxi Galway, where Quality and Service are second to none. Order your taxi online with our new Online Ordering facility!
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Aer Aran Islands is a small airline company with regular scheduled flights to the three Aran Islands and scenic flights in the area. Flights go from Connemara Regional Airport which is located in Inverin (27km from Galway city). During high season flights leave every hour and flights only take about 10mins. Fares are reasonable and the experience is unforgettable. Scenic flights take off from Connemara Airport and fly south-east to the Cliffs of Moher, tracking along the Co Clare coast. The journey then goes north-west along Galway Bay to see the three Aran Islands with spectacular views of Dun Aengus Fort on Inis Mór Inos Oirr, Inis Meain before you return to Connemara Airport.
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Aran Island Ferries sail to the Aran Islands located in Galway Bay all year round. All boats depart from Ros a' Mhíl, a port 23 miles west of Galway City centre. Aran Island Ferries operate a fleet of luxury, purpose-built ferries that vary in passenger capacity to accommodate private charter, as well as our scheduled sailings and ensure that our customers enjoy the best possible service. All our boats (except the Sea Sprinter) have a snack bar serving light refreshments and alcoholic beverages. <br> <ul> <li> Passengers are advised to allow one hour driving time from the City to the Port and must check in 1/2 an hour prior to sailing time.</li> <li> If availing of our Shuttle Bus service which departs from Merchants Rd in the City Centre, passengers are advised to check in 1&frac12; hours prior to sailing time.</li> <li> Irish Free Travel Pass/ Senior Smart Pass accepted.</li> <li> For excellent group and family rates please call our office.</li> <li> Major credit cards accepted. </li> </ul>
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Established in Ireland in 1959, Argus Rent A Car is Ireland's leading independent car rental company, a family-run company that believes in quality and service. In three easy steps you can choose from our large fleet of hire cars & vans across Ireland from our website.rn
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Big O Taxis maintain a fleet of over 180 modern vehicles and has rapidly grown to become Galway's largest and most efficient taxi company with over 210 drivers. Investing in its future with a new and modern computer system. Each vehicle can be tracked by GPS.
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Budget Car Rental Ireland provide car hire at unbeatable prices and the friendliest service in Ireland. Rental locations include Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Knock and Belfast as well as the major cities.
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Bus Éireann offers a wide range of bus and coach services catering for different customer groups and market sectors. Expressway Inter - Urban coach services. Commuter Bus Services - Radiating from Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway & Waterford. City Bus Services - In Cork, Galway, Limerick & Waterford. Town Services - In Athlone, Balbriggan, Drogheda, Dundalk, Navan & Sligo.
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The premier Motorhome rental company in Ireland with great rates, customer service and availability. Celtic Campervans, the Self Drive Motorhome Holiday Specialists, allow you to travel throughout Ireland in the comfort of our modern motorhomes and enjoy your holiday, your way.
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Airport services, executive taxis and city and connemara tours, phone 091 52 52 52.
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Citylink offers frequent return services from Galway to Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Clifden. Value for money fares, journey times which ensure that less time is spent travelling and modern coaches which offer a safe, comfortable journey.
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Upcoming Events
Connemara Adventure Challenge (06th May 2017)
The Connemara Adventure Challenge covers 3 separate disciplines - trail/mountain running, kayaking and cycling.
Fleadh na gCuach (29th April - 01st May 2017)
The Cuckoo Fleadh in the village of Kinvara has become a showcase for the best in traditional music, attracting musicians from all over Ireland and...
Connemara Mussel Festival (28th - 30th April 2017)
A celebration of Killary Mussels harvested on the glorious Renvyle Peninsula in North Connemara.
Connemara International Marathon (23rd April 2017)
2017 is the 16th Connemara Marathon, taking runners past stunning mountains and beautiful glacial lakes.
Cúirt International Festival of Literature (23rd - 30th April 2017)
Cúirt International Festival of Literature is an annual celebration of the very best of contemporary writing in poetry, fiction and memoir.
Galway Theatre Festival (18th - 23rd April 2017)
The 9th annual Galway Theatre Festival promises an expanded programme with more venues this year.
Galway Food Festival (13th - 17th April 2017)
Exceptional food producers and renowned Galway chefs will host a variety of events throughout the city to celebrate 100 Years of Irish Food.
Clifden Traditional Music Festival (06th - 09th April 2017)
A weekend of the very best of Irish music, song and dance with concerts, sessions, workshops and outdoor entertainment.
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Connemara Day Tours

Connemara Day Tour

Discover Connemara, a beautifully scenic region just north of Galway City with Lally Tours. This tour includes stops at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Gardens, Leenane Village, Killary Fjord and the village of An Spidéal overlooking Galway Bay.

Connemara Tours

Cliffs of Moher Day Tours

Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Day Tour

The unmissable Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour with Lally Tours includes up to 2 hours at the cliffs and includes stops at the lunar-like Burren region, Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Caves & Birds of Prey Centre and the charming village of Doolin overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

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Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

A Non-Stop Express Shuttle Service to the Cliffs of Moher with Lally Tours. Experience Ireland’s natural, mysterious, 214m (702 ft) high cliffs and interactive visitor centre. You’ll have 2 full hours to explore on your own before heading back to Galway.

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Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Explore Galway with one of Lally Tours' friendly guides to learn about this colourful city and see it from the best vantage point: an open top bus! You’ll see everything from medieval walls in the city centre to the sandy beaches of Salthill. Hop on and off as much as you’d like and your ticket is valid for 24 hours.

Cliffs of Moher Sightseeing Tours

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