Travel and Accommodation

The city of Galway is located in the west coast of Ireland. If you are flying to Ireland, the best options are Dublin, Shannon and Ireland West Airport Knock. At Dublin airport, the buses leave from outside the terminal and bring you directly to Galway city centre. There are usually 2 buses per hour during the day, and also quite a few departures at night.

For bus connections between your chosen airport and Galway, see Citylink (, GoBus ( and Bus Éireann (

There is also a wide variety of hotels, guest houses and hostels to choose from in Galway. Below we have included some suggestions for places to stay within a short distance from NUI Galway campus and/or the city centre.

If you need any advice or have any questions regarding your travel arrangements or your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us!


The House Hotel, Spanish Parade, Galway City Centre.

Jurys Inn Hotel, Quay Street, Galway City Centre.

Corrib House Tea Rooms and Guest Accommodation, Waterside, Woodquay, Galway City Centre.

The Westwood Hotel, Dangan, Newcastle, Galway.

The Forge House Bed and Breakfast, New Road, Galway City Centre.

The Nest Boutique Hostel, Upper Salt Hill, Galway

Salmon Weir Hostel, St Vincent Avenue, Woodquay, Galway City Centre.

Kinlay Hostel, Eyre Square, Galway City Centre.