Getting to Galway

Airports:

Dublin Airport: Approx. 2 hours from Galway by car/bus
Shannon Airport: Approx.1 hour & 20 min from Galway by car/bus
Knock Airport: Approx.1 hour & 20 min from Galway by car/bus

Note: Although Shannon and Knock Airports are closer to Galway, the Dublin Airport-Galway route is served by a more frequent public transport system (see below).

Travelling by bus to Galway:

The following bus companies operate a direct route from Dublin Airport to Galway:
GoBus
Citylink and its subsidiary Eireagle
Bus Éireann

Note: Because of the number of bus companies serving the Dublin Airport to Galway route, a bus departs from the airport every 30 min or so. Due to the frequency and convenience of the bus connections, travelling by bus is the recommended option. We recommend that you simply take whichever bus is departing next. The tickets can be purchased on the bus (with cash) and there is no need to book tickets in advance. Please also take note of the Dublin Airport pick-up points for GoBusCitylinkEireagle and Bus Éireann (Zone 13).

The following bus company operates a direct route from Shannon & Knock Airports to Galway:
Bus Éireann

Travelling by train to Galway:

There is no direct rail link from Dublin Airport to Galway. To travel to Galway by train, you must first take a taxi or bus to Heuston Station from where the train departs. However, due to the frequency of the bus connections, travelling by one of the above bus companies is the recommended option.

Note: There is no direct rail link from Shannon or Knock Airports to Galway.

Travelling by car to Galway:

If you are travelling by car (or plan to hire a car when you arrive in Ireland), then the following site may help you to plan your journey:
Route Planner