Travel to Galway

Campus Aerial

Galway is situated on the West Coast of Ireland and can be easily reached by air, ferry, train, bus, car or a combination of these. The city is served by an extensive public transport network linking Dublin, Shannon and Knock airports. This includes:

  • Irish Rail, offering 9 daily train transfers from Dublin City with travel time from 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Regular bus services operated by Bus Éireann, Go Bus and Citylink, with fully air-conditioned coaches, equipped with free Wi-Fi

The recent opening of a motorway from Dublin Airport to Galway City allows travel time from 2 hours 20 minutes, with direct bus services operating every half hour (Dublin Airport Terminal to Galway City Centre).  Knock and Shannon Airports are currently serviced by Bus Éireann, expanding services to accommodate the growing number of passengers to each airport.

By Air

Shannon Airport c. 1 hour 5 mins by bus/car - View airline/destination information for Shannon

Dublin Airport c. 2 hours 20 mins by car/bus - View airline/destination information for Dublin

Knock Airport  c. 1 hour 10 mins by car/bus - View airline/destination information for Knock

For detailed information on travelling from Dublin, Shannon or Knock Airport by train, bus or taxi or for information on car hire, please refer to our guide: Travelling to Galway

Alternative Transport Options

AA Road Maps & Route Planner 

Campus Map

Download a Campus Map here. You can also refer to our NUI Galway Entrances and Parking Guide