The Hardiman is perfectly located for rail and bus travel. The Galway train station was built by the same company that built The Hardiman and is directly behind the hotel. Known as the most central train station in Ireland, arriving in Galway by train is easy with all the shops, bars and cafés of Galway City within a short stroll. We are happy to store your luggage on the day you check out if you have a few hours before your train or bus departs.
See www.irishrail.ie to book trains in Ireland. There are three coach providers serving the Galway to Dublin route www.gobus.ie which offers direct to Dublin Airport transfers taking approx. 2.5-3 hours, www.citylink.ie which also offers transfers to Dublin Airport and www.buseireann.ie which is the nationwide transport provider for links to Limerick, Westport or further afield.
The nearest airports to Galway and The Hardiman are...
Shannon Airport (flights to US, UK, Europe) which is 1 hour away. Airlines include Aer Lingus, Delta Airlines, Ryanair, United, US Airways.
Ireland West Knock Airport (UK, Europe) is 70 minutes from Galway
Dublin Airport (US, UK, Europe, Australia, Asia) is 2 hours and 15 minutes from Galway
Bus tours of Connemara and the Cliffs of Moher regularly depart from Galway Coach Station which is located just a 1 minute stroll from The Hardiman