The most popular route to Galway from overseas is through Dublin Airport. Buses depart hourly to Galway from the coach stop outside Terminal 1 (see, or Alternatively, a local bus connection is available to Dublin City where a train from Heuston Station to Galway departs regularly ( The journey duration is approximately 2.5 hours. All bus and train terminus are located just off Eyre Square in Galway which is in the heart of the city with popular hotels only a few minutes walk away.

Accommodation options:

Goldcrest Village, NUI Galway’s on-site student residences, is beautifully situated on the University campus and within walking distance to the main campus and Galway city centre.  The village, comprised of apartments, has capacity for 400 guests and boasts the following services: Free Wi-Fi, Free 10-minute shuttle bus service to/from Galway city centre (specific times), on-site shop/deli/café, on-site self-service launderette, on-site tennis court, 24/7 reception/security. 

Costs: €70 per single en suite room (includes continental breakfast), €115 per double en suite room (includes continental breakfast). This accommodation option will be available through the registration portal when registering ( ) – Limited number of rooms available