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As Galway is a major Irish tourist attraction, there are many well developed transport options for your journey to ISWC2005, amongst them, plane, train, bus and car/taxi.

By Plane

The two biggest airports are Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport. There are connecting flights from Dublin Airport to Galway Airport with Aer Arann. There are no connecting flights from Shannon Airport to Galway and Shannon is approximately one and half - two hours by bus/car/taxi from Galway city-centre.

Most international flights to Ireland fly into Dublin. This will probably be your best option. However, you can also get direct flights to Galway via London's Luton airport and Birmingham.

Flight time from Dublin to Galway is 40 minutes.

Bus connection (hourly departure from Dublin Airport, takes 4 hours. cf below for more details)

Train connection (shuttle from airport to Dublin's Heuston train station (1 hour transit)- cf. train details below for more information)


By Train

There are regular trains (approx. 4 per day) from Ireland's Dublin Heuston railway station to Galway. Travel time is approximately three and a half hours. For more information please check


By Bus

There is a regular bus shuttle service from the Airport to Dublin city-centre. From Dublin city-centre you can travel to Galway with Bus Eireann:

There are also bus links from Dublin Airport directly to Galway:


By Car

All the major car rental companies provide services in Dublin, Shannon and Galway Airports (Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, etc.). Some are opened only till 6 p.m., so please ensure that your car will be available for pick-up at your time of arrival, or make alternative arrangements.


By Taxi

You can travel to Galway city-centre by taxi from Dublin Airport (€350 euro), Shannon Airport (€100 euro), Galway Airport (€20 euro).



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