Travelling to Galway
There are daily direct flights to Ireland from a wide range of cities in the UK, Europe and the US, along with flights from the Emirates. Airports include:
Shannon Airport c. 1 hour 5 mins by car/bus
Dublin Airport c. 2 hours 20 mins by car/bus
Knock Airport c. 1 hour 10 mins by car/bus
Ireland is also accessible via ferry.
Galway city is served by an extensive public transport network linking Dublin, Shannon and Knock airports. This includes:
Irish Rail, offering 9 daily train transfers from Dublin City with travel time from 2 hours 10 minutes
Regular bus services operated by Bus Éireann, Go Bus and Citylink, with fully air-conditioned coaches equipped with free Wi-Fi. The motorway from Dublin Airport to Galway City allows for travel time from 2 hours 20 minutes, with direct bus services operating every half hour (Dublin Airport Terminal to Galway City Centre). Knock and Shannon Airports are currently serviced by Bus Éireann, expanding services to accommodate the growing number of passengers to each airport.
What’s your style? An elegant guesthouse furnished with antiques? A laid-back hostel full of backpackers? A luxurious 5 star Galway hotel where you’ll be treated like royalty? We’re here to help you find the perfect base for your visit to Galway. You can search for a full list of places that are free for the dates of the symposium and you can book it online.
The House Hotel, Galway's City Center Boutique Hotel, in the heart of the Latin Quarter, where Galway comes alive. Located just around the corner from the ever bustling Quay Street and Shop Street, The House Hotel is Galway’s unique city centre boutique hotel and home to Galway’s favorite cocktail bar. http://www.thehousehotel.ie
7 Cross Street, Right in the heart of the Latin Quarter, within easy walking distance of everything this vibrant medieval city has to offer. A 600-year-old stone building with many stories to tell. This boutique hotel in Galway boasts ten en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms which are thoughtfully renovated and decorated to preserve the unique character of this historic structure. www.7crossstreet.com
Adare Guesthouse, a family managed guesthouse within a five-minute’s walk to the city centre of the old medieval Galway city. rooms cater for all needs from couples to families and large groups. Adare Guest House has been providing accommodation for over 40 years to overseas visitors as well as Irish visitors. www.adareguesthouse.ie
Aaron House Guest House is a family-owned and run Bed and Breakfast situated in the heart of Galway city. It offer swelcoming, clean and affordable accommodation for all visitors to this vibrant city. All rooms are ensuite with cable tv and coffee making facilities. At only five minutes from Eyre Square. http://galwaycity.galway-ireland.ie/aaron-house.htm
Have also a look AirBnb for more options... https://www.airbnb.ie/