Location of Galway Oyster Festival Marquee

Oyster Festival Marquee location map

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