By Air

Shannon Airport is the main airport serving the west of Ireland. It is an international airport. It is about an hour and a half by road from Galway.

By Car

From Dublin, there is a partially tolled motorway all the way to Galway.

Take the N4/M4 west and then continue along the M6. Follow the M6/N6 for the rest of the trip. Travel time is around 2 hours depending on traffic. Total tolls for a one-way trip add up to at least 5 euros (2013 prices).

As in most places in Ireland, parking is expensive. However there is long term parking next to the cathedral available for 5 euros per day, and if you are leaving in the morning, many pay and display lots offer cheap or free overnight parking (6pm-6am).

By Train

Galway has good and regular rail connections with the rest of Ireland. The train station is located just off Eyre Square in the heart of the city center.

Iarnr√≥d Éireann operates six trains per day (four on Sunday) from Dublin Heuston Station.

By Bus

The city also has good bus connections with the rest of the country. The main bus depot is beside the train station.

Bus Éireann buses run frequently from destinations through the country.
CityLink buses provide direct service to Shannon Airport, Dublin and Dublin Airport.
GoBus buses provide direct one stop service to Dublin and Dublin Airport.