Travel and Accommodation


Galway can be reached by public transportation from Dublin, Shannon, and Knock airports. Visitors from continental Europe are likely to find Dublin airport the most convenient choice.

There are frequent direct buses between Dublin airport and Galway city operated by Citylink and GoBus; the journey takes about three hours. Bus Éireann operates buses from Dublin, Shannon, and Knock airports to Galway.

You can also take a train from Dublin city.

It takes about 20 minutes to walk from the Coach Station or Railway Station to the University of Galway campus.


There are numerous hotels and guest houses located in Galway city; these can be easily found via the usual websites. Alternatively, you can book on-campus accommodation.

We recommend that you book accommodation early.