Expressway Route 52 Ballina – Galway

Ballina - Galway

Route 52 passes through the heart of Western Ireland from Ballina to Galway, with stops at rural and historical places and through scenic landscapes.


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Travel Type:


No. of Attractions:

5 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

2 hours, 42 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every 3 hours

Starting point:

Ballina Bus Station

How to get here

Journey fact:

Galway, located on the west coast of Ireland, is often called the "cultural heart" of Ireland. The city has a vibrant arts scene, with many theaters, galleries, and festivals celebrating music, literature, and the arts. It is also known for its colorful buildings and picturesque streets, making it a popular destination for tourists.

Journey Overview

Expressway’s awesome Route 52 is a journey through the heart of western Ireland, starting in the charming coastal town of Ballina, known for its beautiful river, tranquil lakes, and unspoiled beaches. As the coach leaves Ballina and heads towards Castlebar, the scenery becomes increasingly rural, with rolling green hills, fields of sheep, and scattered villages.

As the adventure continues, the coach passes through the small town of Ballyvary, with its rolling farmland, and tranquil countryside. Ballindine is another great stop on the route, known for its rich history, charming streets, and traditional pubs and shops.

Further along the route, the bus stops in the bustling town of Tuam, a town with a rich history, beautiful architecture, and a vibrant cultural scene. The journey continues through the rolling green hills of western Ireland, passing through small villages, picturesque farmland, and beautiful lakes, until the bus arrives in the bustling city of Galway.

Galway is a city steeped in history, with a rich cultural heritage, charming streets, and a lively arts scene. With its stunning medieval architecture, vibrant street life, and world-class museums and galleries, Galway is a city that truly captures the essence of western Ireland.

A Fab Day Out!

Ballina is a great starting point and folk can visit the beautiful Belleek Woods and visit the Belleek Castle, one of the best preserved castles in Ireland. They can also enjoy the stunning scenery along the River Moy and visit the renowned Ballina Salmon Museum.

Next, customers can stop in Ballindine, a charming town with a rich history, traditional pubs and shops, and a beautiful countryside setting. A visit to¬† the nearby Claremorris Museum to learn about the town’s rich heritage is highly recommended.

A stop off at Tuam is great and customers can explore the town’s rich history, including its beautiful medieval architecture, vibrant street life, and world-class museums and galleries. They can also visit the stunning Tuam Cathedral, one of the most famous landmarks in the region.

Finally, the journey ends in Galway, a city with a rich cultural heritage and a lively arts scene, as well as winding streets with traditionally Irish pubs, music and fantastic restaurants! Perusing the stunning medieval architecture of the city is highly recommended, including the Galway Cathedral, Eyre Square, and the Spanish Arch. Folk can also visit the renowned Galway Arts Centre, the vibrant streets of the Latin Quarter, and the beautiful Salthill Promenade. The scenery around Galway is ‘Wow Factor’ too!

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Belleek Woods and Belleek Castle in Ballina

Tuam Cathedral

Galway Cathedral

Spanish Arch

Salthill Promenade


Ballina Bus Station

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