Summer School on Human Rights,Migration & Globalization,8-12 July 2013
Travel to Galway

Via air

You can travel to Galway from either Dublin or Shannon Airports.

Travelling from Dublin Airport to Galway

Dublin Airport is situated around 10 km north of Dublin city. There are a number of companies that provide coach travel from Dublin Airport to Galway City.

Citylink bus: Provides regular coach service from Dublin Airport to Galway city. For more information visit www.citylink.ie/.

GoBus: Provides regular coach service from Dublin Airport to Galway city. For more information visit www.gobus.ie/.

Bus Eireann: Provides regular coach service from Dublin Airport to Galway city. Please be advised that the Bus Eireann timetables are not always accurate! For more information visit www.buseireann.ie/.

Travelling from Dublin Airport to Dublin City

If you would prefer to travel from Dublin Airport to Dublin city before travelling to Galway, you can take a taxi to the city centre, but the special ‘Airlink’ bus is much cheaper and just as quick.  It connects the Airport with Busáras (the central bus station in Dublin).  The ‘Airlink’ bus will also leave you at Heuston train station in Dublin (if you are travelling to Galway by train).

Airlink bus: Provides a regular bus service from Dublin Airport to Dublin City. For more information visit www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Timetables/Airport-Services/.

For more information on how to travel from Dublin Airport to the city centre by bus or coach please see: www.dublinairport.com/gns/to-from-the-airport/by-bus-or-coach.aspx.

Travelling from Dublin City to Galway

By bus

Citylink bus: Provides regular coach service from Dublin city to Galway city. For more information visit www.citylink.ie/.

GoBus: Provides regular coach service from Dublin city to Galway city. For more information visit www.gobus.ie/

Bus Eireann: Provides regular coach service from Dublin city to Galway city. Please be aware that the Bus Eireann timetables are not always accurate! For more information visit www.buseireann.ie/.

By train

Irish Rail/ Iarnród Éireann: There is a frequent train service from Dublin (Heuston train station) to Galway daily. The journey takes approximately three hours. Irish Rail train timetables can be found at www.irishrail.ie/media/06-DublinGalway1.pdf.

Travelling from Shannon Airport to Galway

Shannon Airport is a regional airport in the Midwest of Ireland which is about 1hour 30 mins from Galway.  There are various bus services from Shannon to Galway. For more information: www.shannonairport.com/gns/to-from-the-airport/by-bus.aspx.

Citylink bus: Provides service between Shannon Airport and Galway city (service from Shannon to Galway has been reduced to three departures per day, so please check the schedules at For more information visit www.citylink.ie/.

Taxi in Galway

Big O Taxis: +353 (0) 91 585858

Cara Cabs: +353 (0) 91 563939