How to Reach Galway


Walking: Galway is a small town with pedestrian friendly streets. All attractions in the city centre are no more than a fifteen minute walk away from each other.

Cycling: Hiring a bike is a prime way to traverse Galway, especially if trekking to suburban landscapes. Numerous bike hire companies are located throughout the city.

By Car: Roundabouts are prominent, as is road construction. Expect traffic delays, narrow roadways, and limited street side parking. The cheapest parking is at the Galway Cathedral.

By Bus: A large network of buses around Galway City and to locations throughout Ireland allows easy commuting.

Bus Eireann: Local and national bus line. National routes leave from Bus Éireann Station. Frequent services and connections.

City Link: Departures from Galway Coach Station. Services to Dublin, Dublin Airport, Cork, Cork Airport, Limerick, and Clifden.

Go Bus: Departures from Galway Coach Station. Direct services to Dublin and Dublin Airport.

By Train: Galway has no metro. A national train station is located in city centre adjacent to Eyre Square.

Iarnrod Eireann: Services to Dublin and locations throughout Ireland.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Galway. The most preferred mode of transport in Galway is Car.

Average distance: 13.06 km Average time: 26 min

  • Car 40%
    Driving 33.75 min Walking 1.25 min Overall average time for 25 kms 35 min
  • Bike 20%
    Bike 7.5 min Walking 2 min Overall average time for 2.5 kms 9.5 min
  • Walking 30%
    Walking 15 min Bus 6.67 min Waiting 3.33 min Overall average time for 4.17 kms 25 min
* Some of the data on this page is powered by Numbeo