Aran Islands Ferry & Shuttle Bus Service

Duration: Full Day
Tour starts in Galway City
Departs from Queen St Galway at 9:30am

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Recharge Your Batteries With A Trip To Inis Mór

Let Galway Tour Company look after the transport so you can sit back relax and get ready to explore. This is a convenient shuttle bus service running from Galway City to Rossaveal pier where you then board the ferry to Inis Mór. The day is yours to make of it what you will, you can expect to see some windswept island scenery, beautiful sandy beaches and get lots of fresh air. If you dont have time to pre-plan your day on the Island, there is a tourist office to grab a map and see what there is to do.

Ticket Prices: Adult €39  | Senior/Student €33 | Child €21 


The Aran Islands are made up of three islands, Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr (Inisheer). The islands are situated just of the coast of Galway Bay. The largest island is Inis Mór, while Inish Oírr is the smallest. All three Islands provide a glimpse into the traditional Irish living of our ancestors. The islands are still lived on with residents being traditional Irish speakers. You will find authentic Irish cottages, both lived in and some ruins along many small windy roads that are outlined with dry stone walls, unique to Ireland.

The islands distinctive charm makes them a perfect escape from the modern world. If you are looking for a place to be at one with nature, be inspired, find peace or simply recharge your batteries, look no further. A healthy dose of fresh air atop of an island can be the perfect tonic. 

Whether you wish to bask on sandy beaches, sailboard, or just walk or cycle around the quiet winding byways, the Aran Islands have it all.

This day tour takes you to Inis Mór which is by far the most popular island. With a population of approx. 1,000 people spread among 14 villages, it is well served by mini-bus tours, hostels, hotels & restaurants.

The top things to do on a day tour to Inis Mór are: 

  • Visit Dún Aonghasa a historical stone fort site perched on the edge of a cliff.
  • Go and see The Worm Hole a naturally carved pool on the edge of the island.
  • Rent a bike to explore the island to the fullest.
  • Check out the incredible beaches such as Kilmurvey beach.



Join us on one of the Aran Island Ferries and prepare for a warm Irish welcome onboard the luxury vessels, and admire the rugged landscape and views of Galway Bay. Passengers can enjoy tea, coffee, snacks, and full bar facilities during their 40-minute journey.

For the 10:30 am sailing please exchange your 8 digit E-ticket for this ferry and bus service at one of the Aran Island Ferries offices. Their offices are located on:

  • 37-39 Forster St, Galway  (This is around a 5-minute walk to the bus)
  • 1 Victoria Place, Merchants Road, Galway (This is approximately a 2-minute walk to the bus)


We advise being at the Island Ferries Check-In Desk by 09:00am at the very latest! Once you have exchanged your ticket, board the 09:30 am departing shuttle bus from Queen Street to meet the ferry at Rossaveal Harbour. 

Bus Connection departs from Queen Street and staff in the Aran Ferries Office will give you directions. Return sailing time 17:00 from Inishmore to meet shuttle bus to Galway at 17:45 – arrival time in Galway City 18:45 approx

Return Shuttle Bus to the ferry port of Rossaveal is included in the ticket. No activity on the island is included in the price.


9:00Check in to Aran Island Ferries office with your 8 digit booking number
09:10Collect your ticket and head to Queen Street in Galway City for your shuttle bus to the ferry
09:30Depart Galway
10:15Arrive at Rossaveal and board the ferry
10:30Depart Rossaveal for Inis Mór
16:45Return to pier and board your ferry for the return trip
17:45Shuttle buses depart for Galway City
18:45Arrive in Galway

NB: This is not a service operated by Galway Tour Company. We act as online agents on behalf of Aran Islands Ferries.

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