By Car

Travel By Road

Three national primary roads serve the city: the N17 from the North (Tuam, Sligo, Donegal), the N6 from the East (Athlone, Dublin), and the N18 from the South (Shannon Town, Limerick and Cork).
The M4 motorway connects Dublin to Kinnegad and the M6 motorway connects Kinnegad to Athlone; and the main M6 motorway from Dublin to Galway is complete with a 2 hour drive time now possible.
By 2015, the Galway-Dublin, Galway-Limerick and Galway-Tuam routes will be motorway or high-quality dual-carriageway standard.
In addition, there are plans for a semi-ring road of the city, the Galway City Outer Bypass, which should also be complete by 2015. There is also an Inner City Ring (Cuar Inmheánach) route that encircles the city centre, most of which is pedestrianised.
Galway is considered the gateway to Connemara and the Gaeltacht. The N59 along the western shore of Lough Corrib and the R337 along the northern shore of Galway Bay both lead to this wild and romantic region.
Bus travel to the city from all major towns and airports is serviced by many private operators and the national bus company Bus Éireann

By Plane

Travel By Air

Galway Airport (6 kilometres east of the city) has scheduled services connecting Galway to the other major airports in Ireland, to major airports in Britain and also has flights to a small amount of continental European destinations. See  www.aerarann.com

Aerfort na Minna (22 kilometres west of the city) operates reqular flights to each of the Aran Islands (Oileáin Árann). Shannon Airport (90 kilometres) and Ireland West Airport Knock (86 kilometres) are also within easy reach of the city, both of which have frequent flights around Ireland and to Britain, Europe and North America.

By Rail

Travel By Rail

The train is the ideal way of traveling from Dublin to Galway. The journey time is about 3 hours. A bar and restaurant service is available on most trains. Return trip tickets vary in prices depending on the the time of week. See www.irishrail.ie to check timetables and book a ticket online . The Dublin/Galway train departs from Heuston Station Dublin and terminates at Ceannt Station in Galway (located near Eyre Square behind the Great Southern Hotel). Towns serviced on the route include Kildare, Tullamore, Athlone, Ballinasloe and Athenry.

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) provides rail services to Cork City, with regular trains directly from Heuston Station in central Dublin and from Limerick Junction. Book online at Irish Rail for best price fares.

By Bus

Travel By Bus

There is a regular bus service from the Dublin central bus station (Busáras) to Galway. The journey will take about four hours. Some private bus operators also run direct buses from Dublin Airport to Galway, and the journey time on non-stop services will be a little over three hours. See below for their web addresses.
gobus
City Link
Alternativly there are additional regular bus services from Cork & Limerick. Checkout www.buseireann.ie for cheapest fares.