Location of Galway Oyster Festival Marquee

Oysters map - marquee location

How to get to Galway

Galway is Ireland’s third largest city and list located on the west coast of Ireland. It is 2 hours by directed motorway (M6) from Dublin and 1 hour from Shannon Airport (N18/M18).

GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude: 53.27001782236916  and Longitude: -9.054393961901837


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Galway Airport (Charter planes only – up to 80 passengers) – 15 minutes from Galway City Centre

Ireland West Airport (Knock) – 45 mins from Galway City Centre

Bus Departures from Ireland West Airport to GALWAY
Dep Arr Bus # Tel: Website
08:55 10:45 64 +353 96 71800 http://www.buseireann.ie
10:55 12:45 64 +353 96 71800 http://www.buseireann.ie
12:50 14:45 64 +353 96 71800 http://www.buseireann.ie
14:50 16:45 64 +353 96 71800 http://www.buseireann.ie
16:55 18:45 64 +353 96 71800 http://www.buseireann.ie

Shannon International Airport – 1 hour from Galway

Dublin International Airport – 2.5 hours from Galway


Aer Lingus – Flights from most UK airports

British Airways – Flights from London City to Shannon & code share with Aer Lingus to Dublin

FlyBe – Flights from Edinburgh and Manchester

Ryanair – Flights from Birmingham, Bristol, EAst Midlands, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton, Liverpool and Manchester


Aer Lingus – New York JFK, Boston, Chicago, Orlando

Air Transat – Toronto, Canada (seasonal)

American Airlines – Chicago to Dublin

Delta – New York JFK (seasonal to Shannon & year round to Dublin), Atlanta to Dublin

United Airlines – New York Newark, Chicago, Philadelphia

US Airways – Philadelphia (seasonal to Shannon & year round to Dublin), Charlotte


Air France – Flights from Paris to Dublin & Cork

Aer Lingus – Flights from Paris CDG to Shannon & most other European airports to Dublin including flights from Berlin, Dussledorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich & Stuttgart to Dublin.

Lufthansa – Flights from Dusseldorf to Ireland West & From Frankfurt to Dublin

Ryanair – Flights from Alicante, Barcelona Girona, Malaga, Milan to Ireland West and from most larger European Airports to Dublin

Scandanavian Airlines – Flights from Copenhagen, Oslo & Stockholm to Dublin

Opodo – A great website for searching flights & hotels in Ireland

By Bus/Coach

Bus Eireann – Daily Bus services to Galway from Dublin City Centre – approx €18 return (Be careful to select direct service)

City Link – Offer quality transport from Dublin/Dublin Airport to Galway – approx €16 one way.

Go Bus – Offer a 3 hour non-stop service from Dublin Airport & Dublin City Centre to Galway City Centre – approx €15 one way (Free WiFi)

The new Coach Station is located opposite The Galway Tourist Office and this is where City Link & Go Bus will arrive to in Galway City Centre. Bus Eireann coaches arrive at the Train Station (2 min walk from the new coach station)

By Train

Irish Rail (Iarnrod Eireann) – National rail service with daily services to Galway – approx €20 if booked in advance online (Free WiFi)

Dublin (Heuston) Train Station is accessible by LUAS Tram, Bus or Taxi from O’Connell St/Trinity College and Galway (Ceannt) Station is located next to Hotel Meyrick and Eyre Square in Galway City centre. It is walking distance from many hotels and a short taxi journey from the rest.

By Car

AA Ireland – excellent website from the AA where you can plan your journey to Galway, choose the best route and avoid any traffic gridlocks along the way

General Visitor Information

Failte Ireland – The National Tourism Authority

Failte Ireland West – The official tourism website for Galway, Mayo and Roscommon