Galway City has grown up a lot since I last visited many years ago. It’s now a bustling city with lots to do, plenty of shopping and beautiful surroundings, it’s certainly worth a stop the next time you’re in Ireland. And Galway is the European Capital of Culture for 2020, so even more reasons to visit.
Galway, Ireland is located north f Limerick on the west coast of Ireland.
How To Get Here
Train service in Ireland is provided by Irish Rail. You can take trains from various cities around the country.
The closest major airport to Galway, Ireland is Shannon Airport (SNN).
The following airlines has service to Shannon Airport (SNN):
Aer Lingus (EI), American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Delta Air Lines (DL), Helvetic Airways (2L), Kuwait Airways (KU), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Ryanair (FR) and United Airlines (UA).
Alternatively, you can fly into Dublin International Airport (DUB) and then take a train, bus or a local transportation to Galway.
The following airlines has service to Dublin Airport (DUB):
Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air Canada (AC), Air France (AF), Air Moldova (9U), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), Cobalt (CO), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), CityJet (WX), D8, Delta Air Lines (DL), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Eurowings (EW), Finnair (AY), Flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Iberia Airlines (IB), Icelandair (FI), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LM, Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), S7 (S7), SAS (SK), Swiss Airlines (LX), Transavia France (TO), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), Vueling (VY), WestJet (WS) and Wow Air (WW).
The Bus Eireann and Eireagle will all take you into Galway. Very reliable and comfortable with wifi.
If you are already in Ireland or Europe, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. The ferries to Ireland do take cars so no worries there.