How to Reach Galway, Ireland

The Easiest Way 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.

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Modes of Transportation in Galway

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: 8.36 km Average time: 28.43 min

  • Walking 37.5%
    Walking 25 min Bus 6.67 min Driving 6.67 min Waiting 3.33 min Overall average time for 6.17 kms 41.67 min
  • Car 25%
    Driving 27.5 min Overall average time for 17.5 kms 27.5 min
  • Bike 25%
    Bike 7.5 min Walking 2 min Overall average time for 2.5 kms 9.5 min
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