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Trip Manchester Galway

Plan your trip by train, bus, plane from Manchester to Galway

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How to get from Manchester to Galway?

We are suggesting 8 routes by train, bus, plane to plan your trip Manchester Galway. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Manchester and Galway on a map as well as the route Manchester Galway and the different connecting points (Galway Railway Station, Dublin Rd (GMIT) Coach Station, Dublin Rd (Opp GMIT) Coach Station, Galway (Bus Station) Coach Station, Manchester International Airport) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Manchester Galway

For your trip from Manchester (England, United Kingdom) to Galway (Ireland) with a distance of 281 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Galway from Manchester. You can take the flight Manchester-Dublin and complete the other part of your journey traveling by bus.
Leave Manchester and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Manchester International MAN airport, 9.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Dublin (Dublin airport, IATA code: DUB) operated by Ryanair or Aer Lingus.
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Manchester Galway only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Dublin-Galway.
You will board a coach of Citylink, Bus Eireann or GoBus in Dublin. The bus will drop you off at Dublin Rd (GMIT) bus station (1.7 mi from Galway, Ireland). Please make sure to show up on time at Dublin Airport bus station (5.9 mi from Dublin) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Galway.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Manchester to Galway without changing trains. You can take the train Dublin-Galway and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains InterCity of Iarnród Éireann to Galway leave from Dublin Heuston railway station in Dublin. Arrival in Galway will take place at Galway station (0.1 mi from the city centre).

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Galway?

Ryanair carries out a flight from Manchester International MAN airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Manchester to Dublin (arrival at Dublin DUB airport)
Aer Lingus flies on the route from Manchester International MAN airport (located 9.3 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom) to Dublin (serving Dublin DUB airport)
Bus companies
The bus company Citylink operates the intercity service from the bus station of Dublin Airport in Dublin and to the one of Dublin Rd (GMIT) ( Ireland)
Bus Eireann is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Dublin (serving Dublin Airport bus station at 5.9 mi from centre) and the city of Galway where the coach will drop you off at Dublin Rd (GMIT) station situated at about 1.7 mi from Galway city centre.
The coach company GoBus carries out the route from the bus station of Dublin Airport in Dublin and to the one of Galway (Bus Station) ( Ireland)
Railway companies
Iarnród Éireann provides a rail connection Dublin-Galway with the train InterCity from Dublin Heuston railway station (1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Galway at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)

Stop cities from Manchester or cities to visit near Galway

When travelling from Galway to Manchester by plane, bus, train, you might have to change at Dublin located at 116 mi from Galway (Ireland). If you have some time on your way to Galway or back to Manchester, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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