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Ireland travel Belfast to Galway

What's the best was to go from Belfast to Galway?

Posted by
128 posts

Do you mean what transport (car, bus, train) or do you mean which route if I drive?

Posted by
57 posts

you cant buy tickets on rome2rio, if travelling from Northern Ireland to Ireland you will need to use the public transport provider in Northern Irelands website they are called Translink (www.translink.co.uk) please ignore the information on rome2rio its often out of date and wrong so please use translink you can get a cross border bus or train from Belfast to Dublin then change and get another train or bus to galway, remember Northern Ireland and Ireland are 2 different countries so there are 2 different public transport companies on both sides of the border

www.translink.co.uk (all buses and trains in Northern Ireland including cross border services into Ireland in conjunction with Bus Eireann and Irish rail )

www.irishrail.ie-Republic of Ireland train service
www.buseireann.ie -Republic of Ireland bus service

Posted by
162 posts

It tends to be fastest to travel via Dublin Airport for this journey, there are express bus services from Belfast (www.aircoach.ie) to the airport and from there to Galway (www.gobus.ie or www.citylink.ie). Still works out a good 5 hour journey unfortunately.

For future reference, you can check transport options across the island on www.a-b.ie which includes a lot of the private bus companies that operate these days.

Posted by
57 posts

the web site a to be dot ie does not cover Northern Ireland it only works for journeys in Ireland not in Northern Ireland, translink is the only site someone should be using (www.translink.co.uk) for journeys into and out of Northern Ireland , as for the bus companies listed air coach is the same as the translink ulsterbus services which will drop you off in dublin the same and goes via dublin airport , the train is a good option again (book on translink site for journeys starting in NI)

Posted by
162 posts

Don't get your knickers in a twist love, other people are allowed to contribute. Aircoach operates non-stop to Dublin Airport, most Translink/Ulsterbus make stops on the way and take a wee bit longer. The journey can be plotted out using the website I mentioned, pity that seems to offend you.

Posted by
57 posts

no it doesnt offend me one bit all i was saying was the website posted does not work in NI only works in the ROI

Posted by
162 posts

It works for the whole island, try a few dummy journeys to see. Very handy so it is.

Posted by
3904 posts

no it doesnt offend me one bit all i was saying was the website posted does not work in NI only works in the ROI

I just put in a dummy trip from Omagh to Belfast and it worked.

Posted by
3904 posts

well whats the point then as the translink site is the official site for public transport in NI so just for visitors the only official public transport body in NI is www.translink.co.uk

I also did a dummy run from Ireland to Northern Ireland and it worked so the point is, your claim that site does not work for Northern Ireland is incorrect .

It really is no big deal. The Irish site works and provides the information people require, it matters not a jot that it's not the official Northern Ireland transport body.

Posted by
57 posts

No need to be rude all I am saying is it could cause confusion to visitors wishing to use NIs public transport system

Posted by
3904 posts

Who are you addressing the rudeness comment to? I hope it's not me as there is absolutely nothing that could be construed as being rude!