Getting Here

Galway is situated on the West Coast of Ireland and is easily reached by air, ferry, train, bus or car or a combination of these.
As a major tourist attraction, there are many well-developed transport options available.

Distance from the airports

Shannon Airport (~1 hour 05 minutes by bus/car)
Dublin Airport (~2 hours 20 minutes by car/bus)
Knock Airport (~1 hour 10 minutes by car/bus)
Cork Airport (~ 3 hours by car/bus)


Our Official ferry partner has some great deals for Challenge Galway athletes:

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Car Hire



We are delighted to announce Europcar as our official car hire partner.


Taking part in Challenge Galway? Take advantage of Europcar’s rental car free upgrade to a car with a bigger boots to transport your bike & equipment to Challenge Galway events. This offer will entitle you to an upgrade from the car you reserved to the next size car! The offer only applies for pick up from 20th June to 27th June 2016 and will be subject to availability when you arrive at the desk to collect your car.


To make a car rental booking, please visit this page.


Europcar offers a high quality car and van rental service from 15 locations throughout Ireland. Among the rental locations throughout Ireland are Dublin Airport, Dublin City Centre, Cork Airport, Cork City, Knock Airport, Kerry Airport, Shannon Airport, Athlone, Navan, Galway City, Cavan Town, Waterford City, Portlaoise, Drogheda and Naas. At each, Europcar offers a wide range of rental cars with either automatic or manual transmissions.

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Use our Interactive Map to plan your trip

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Ocean Sports Centre,
Harbour Business Park,
New Docks,


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