How to get from Galway to Belfast

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Travel Information between Galway and Belfast

distanceDistance155 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£2 - £15
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £2 • 5 h 28 min

Travel 155 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Galway and Belfast. Travellers can even take a direct from Galway to Belfast.

How to travel from Galway to Belfast

It is a distance of 200 miles from the charming harbour city of Galway in Southwest Ireland to Belfast, the cosmopolitan capital of Northern Ireland. When in Galway, be sure to hang out in leafy Eyre Square, Quay Street or the Latin Quarter before walking around Galway City Musuem. Once in Belfast, try to fit in a visit to the beautiful Botanic Gardens and learn more about the region's history at the Ulster Museum before heading out to the Opera or the bars and restaurants of the Cathedral Quarter. Travelling from Galway to Belfast includes a choice of rail and coach travel.

Train: Train travel from Galway to Belfast takes approximately 6-7 hours and involves a change in Dublin. In Dublin, passengers will need to take the Metro from Dublin Heuston to Dublin Connolly to board the Belfast train. The rail provider on this journey is Irish Rail.

Bus: The only way to get from Galway to Belfast by bus is to take a Go Bus coach service to Dublin Busarus Coach Station which takes two and a half hours. From here, travelers need to walk to the nearby Dublin Connolly Station which is adjacent to the coach station, and then board a train to Belfast two and a half hours. Total journey time is five and a half hours.

Travelling from Galway to Belfast: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Galway to Belfast? The cheapest way to travel from Galway to Belfast is to take a bus to Dublin and then board a train for the final leg.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Galway to Belfast? The fastest way to travel from Galway to Belfast is by bus.

Walking Around in Belfast

Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland, is a Victorian era industrial powerhouse which has witnessed a striking process of regeneration in the last two decades. Tourist numbers have increased enormously thanks to a fascination with the Titanic, constructed in the shipyards here, as well as the TV show Game of Thrones, much of which was filmed nearby. A city centre walk starts on the northeast side of central Belfast at the impressive Titanic Belfast exhibit on the banks of the Lagan, a memorable and moving tribute to the doomed liner. A stroll down the river to the central area offers sightseeing opportunities that include the 19th century Romanesque St. Anne's cathedral. Adjacent to the restored Victorian Grand Opera House is the world famous Europa Hotel on Great Victoria Street, which was a favorite media hangout during the Troubles. The same goes for the beautifully ornate Crown Liquor Saloon on the opposite side of the street, one of the region's most decorative bars. Belfast city centre has no shortage of traditional pubs, as well. The scene offers live music, notably at the Dirty Onion or Kelly's Cellars, which are centuries-old establishments where you can enjoy a pint and Ireland's celebrated craic, that mysterious combination of wit, bonhomie and magic.

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FAQs

Travel between Galway, Ireland and Belfast, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Ireland enter United Kingdom?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Belfast from Galway?

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Belfast, United Kingdom?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 07/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Galway and Belfast.

The current restriction level for returning to Galway, Ireland from United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Galway, Ireland from Belfast, United Kingdom?

Reentering Ireland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Galway from Belfast?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Galway, Ireland regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Ireland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 03/08/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Galway from Belfast here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Galway to Belfast. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Galway to Belfast is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £2 compared to other travel options to Belfast:

A coach is generally £13 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £15 from Galway to Belfast.

A coach is £10 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Galway to Belfast costing on average £11.

The fastest way from Galway to Belfast is by travel with an average journey time of min.

Other travel options between Galway and Belfast can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 28 min.

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The distance from Galway to Belfast is approximately 155 miles.

The average frequency per day from Galway to Belfast is:

  • Around 16 coaches per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Belfast from Galway as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Galway to Belfast:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Galway, GMIT (Old Dublin Rd) and arrive in Belfast, Stena Line terminus.
  • Trains from Galway to Belfast most often leave from Galway Railway Station and arrive in Belfast Lanyon Place.
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When planning your trip from Galway to Belfast, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £2 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £15 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £11 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Galway and Belfast online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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