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 Walking.

Average distance: 12.72 km Average time: 29.33 min

  • Walking 40%
    Walking 21.25 min Bus 5 min Driving 5 min Waiting 2.5 min Overall average time for 4.88 kms 33.75 min
  • Bike 20%
    Bike 7.5 min Walking 2 min Overall average time for 2.5 kms 9.5 min
  • Car 30%
    Driving 35 min Walking 1.67 min Overall average time for 30 kms 36.67 min
Route Distance Time
Ennistimon to Galway 45.22 km 45 mins
Knock airport business park to Galway 74.65 km 1 hour 14 mins
Westport to Galway 77.83 km 1 hour 17 mins
Limerick to Galway 81.49 km 1 hour 21 mins
Ballymote to Galway 107.52 km 1 hour 47 mins
Tralee to Galway 131.44 km 2 hours 11 mins
Longford to Galway 147.55 km 2 hours 27 mins
Killorglin to Galway 151.73 km 2 hours 31 mins
Cork to Galway 163.4 km 2 hours 43 mins
Clonakilty to Galway 182.03 km 3 hours 2 mins
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