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Airport transfers to and from Galway City

Information about public transport services between Galway City and the airports that are regularly used by people visiting, living or working in the Galway area. 




Galway Airport

This airport is now closed to commercial flights.   If you need to go to the airport site, the options are:
  • Taxi - costs €15-25, depending on traffic
  • Combination - Route 9 bus to Briarhill Shopping Centre, taxi from there (There is no taxi stand, you need to organise this by phone).  This is the cheapest option when airport-bus times are unsuitable
       

Dublin Airport:



Shannon Airport

Buses:

Bus Éireann are now the only company serving Shannon from Galway:

Trains:

There is no train service to Shannon Airport.  

The closest railway station is at Sixmilebridge, which is about 15km east of the airport:  from here, there are around 5 trains per day to Galway.   See Irish Rail's website for more information

Taxis / hackneys:

Many taxi and hackney companies in Galway will do a fixed-fare journey to Shannon.  Travel time is a little over 1 hour from Eyre Square.  You need to book in advance:  always ask the compnay for advice about the time to allow, as it can take longer in heavy traffic.    Fares of €90 have been quoted publically.

For early morning flights:

There is no direct public transport from Galway to Shannon that arrives in time for early morning flights. Other options include:

Travelling to the Shannon area by bus the evening before, and
  • spending the night in a local B&B and using a local taxi or Bus Eireann's roue 343 Limerick-Shannon service which arrives at Shannon at 5:45am, 
  • or just spending the night in the airport terminal. 
Travelling to Dublin the evening before (see Regional Buses), and catching a JJ Kavanagh bus that departs Dublin airport 12:30am, arriving at Shannon airport 4:30am.


Aerfort na Minna / Connemara Regional Airport (Inverin/Indreabhán)

  • Aer Arran Islands run a shuttle-bus from Galway city: book it when you purchase tickets for your flight.


Cork Airport


Ireland West / Knock

  • Bus Èireann run regular services from Galway to Sligo which call to Knock and Knock airport.


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