Getting to Connemara
The Connemara Coast stretching from Galway Bay to Killary Fjord, the Aran Islands and Inishbofin in County Galway lie at the heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Connemara lies west of Galway City which is well connected to both Dublin with daily bus and train services.
Galway City’s Ceannt Station offers easy access to the national rail network and is just off Eyre Square. See Irish Rail for tickets, timetables and travel information.
Connemara is linked to all Irish cities and airports by a good road network. There are two routes to Connemara from Galway City – the lake route and the coastal route. Follow signs for An Spidéal to take the coastal route which will through the Gaeltacht region of Connemara. Follow signs for Clifden to take the lake route which joins up with the mountain route.
Bus to Galway
Galway has a great bus network connecting the city with Dublin, Limerick, Galway and many more destinations. Bus Éireann, the national public bus service, departs from Ceannt Station at Eyre Square while private operators (Go Bus and City Link) depart from the Galway New Coach Station on Fairgreen Road which is a 5 minute walk from Eyre Square.
Bus to Connemara
The 424 which departs Ceannt Station travels along the coast from Bearna out as far as An Cheathrú Rua and Leitir Mealláin and as far as Carna once a day. The 419 also departs Ceannt Station and goes along the lake route to Clifden and on to Leenane from Clifden once a day.
City Link operates a regular service privately from Galway New Coach station and travels to Clifden and on to Letterfrack and Cleggan twice a day.