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profile member asked on Apr 19, 2013


Hi! I will be on the island for a night in May and want to get to Westport in County Mayo. What is the best way to do this? We have such a limited amount of time and really want to see both places, so any sugestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!


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answered on 4/19/13 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

You could take the Aran Island ferry to Rhos a Mhil (Rossaveal), roughly a 40-minute journey. The 1030 departure is the earliest. There is a bookable bus transfer to Galway:

From Galway there are two direct bus services to Westport (it is also possible to get there with a change of bus). Timetables here:

The journeyplanner here:

will give you details for the indirect bus journey as well as the direct one.

answered on 4/20/13 by
a VT member from County Galway

From Rossaveal you will need to get back to Galway so I will assume you are taking a package which includes the Galway shuttle? Why Westport? and where from Westport? if you are aiming for Dublin the easiest option is across by train.

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