From the Airport
Ireland West Airport in Charlestown, Co. Mayo is approximately 1 hour drive from Galway City.
From Knock Airport take the N17 south past Knock Town, Claremorris and Tuam to Galway City. Ireland West Airport has daily services to most major UK cities, along with chartered flights to holiday destinations in mainland Europe.
Shannon International Airport in Co. Clare is also about 1 hour drive from Galway City.
Driving from the airport, take the N18 north from Shannon to Galway City through Ennis, Gort, Kilcolgan and Oranmore. Shannon Airport offers a wide range of direct flights from Dublin, the UK, continental Europe and North America.
If you are coming from Dublin Airport take the Galway exit (M6) off the M50 southbound from the airport. The drive from Dublin to Galway on the M6 motorway is 140 miles and will take approximately 2.5 hours.
Car hire companies operate from Eyre Square in Galway City and at all main airports. It is important to remember that driving in Ireland is on the left hand side of the road.
From Dublin take the M6 motorway west to Galway which will take approximately 2.5 hours.
From Cork take the N20 north and follow the signposts to Galway. This route will take you through Cork, Blarney, Mallow, Buttevant, Charleville, Limerick. Take the N18 north at Limerick which will take you into Co. Galway and then onto Galway City.
Galway Train Station, officially called Ceannt Station in Galway City is just off Eyre Square in the centre of Galway city.
Irish Rail run regular daily train services to Dublin stopping off at major towns such as Ballinasloe, Athlone, Tullamore, Kildare and Heuston Station in Dublin. Advance booking is recommend as services can be busy.
There are a number of good value bus services to/from Dublin, and other major towns. These include Bus Éireann which leave from Ceannt Station (also the railway station) just off Eyre Square.
Citylink and GoBus offers regular, express coach services between Galway and Dublin and Dublin Airport. Citylink also provide express services to Limerick, Cork, Clifden and Letterfrack in Connemara.