Getting here

Arriving in Ireland

Ireland can be reached by direct flights from most major European cities and by sea from Britain and France.

The Irish airlines are:

Eurolines: Budget bus services from main European cities to Galway. More details at

Train services to Galway

Irish Rail (Iarnrod Eireann): From Dublin to Galway, there is a regular train service, leaving from Heuston Station in Dublin city centre. A direct bus service between Heuston Station and Dublin Airport Arrivals operates approximately every half-hour. Approximate length of trip from Dublin to Galway by train: 2.5 hours.

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Bus services to Galway

Direct from Dublin Airport or Shannon Airport to Galway City Centre

Citylink /GoBus operate an inexpensive bus service between Dublin and Galway or Shannon and Galway. Approximate length of trip from Dublin to Galway: 2.5 hours; and from Shannon to Galway: 1 hour 30 mins. The buses from Dublin leave every hour throughout the day from Dublin Airport Coach Park (near Arrivals) to Galway city centre, and from Shannon Airport to Galway every few hours.

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From Dublin City Centre to Galway

Bus Eireann offers a regular bus service to Galway city centre from Dublin city centre, leaving from Bus Aras near Connolly Station throughout the day and evening, as well as from Shannon Airport.

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Arriving in Galway

Galway is a very small city, and on arrival, you will have no difficulty in getting to your accommodation. The bus/train station is located on Eyre Square (the main city square). Students staying with host families usually go to the family home by taxi.