Expressway Route 64 Galway – Derry

Galway - Derry

Route 64 from Galway to Derry passes through rolling hills, charming towns and rugged Irish countryside, ending in Derry, a vibrant and historic city known for its rich cultural heritage and beautiful architecture.


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Travel Type:


No. of Attractions:

7 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

5 hours, 10 minutes

Route Frequency:

5 services, daily

Starting point:

Galway Bus Station

How to get here

Journey fact:

Derry, also known as Londonderry, is a city in Northern Ireland that is famous for its historic walls. The walls, which date back to the 17th century, are among the best-preserved city walls in Europe and are over 1.5 kilometers long. They were built to protect the city from attacks and sieges during the period of religious conflict in Ireland. Today, the walls are a popular tourist attraction and provide stunning views of the city and surrounding landscape.

Journey Overview

Expressway’s classic Route 64 from Galway to Derry offers fascinating insights into Southern and Northern Ireland life and rugged Irish countryside. The journey starts in Galway, a vibrant and bustling city known for its rich cultural heritage, beautiful architecture, and friendly locals.

As the coach departs Galway, customers are greeted by rolling hills dotted with farmhouses, fields of green and golden grass, and the occasional lake or river. The route then takes folk through Kilkelly, a small village surrounded by natural beauty, and Sligo, a charming town steeped in history and tradition.

Continuing on, customers pass through the rugged landscapes of Donegal, a county renowned for its stunning coastline and wild beauty. From Donegal, the route travels to Letterkenny, a lively town with a rich cultural heritage and plenty of attractions to discover.

As the coach approaches Derry, customers will see the rolling hills give way to the flat and fertile landscapes of the north. Derry is a vibrant and historic city known for its rich cultural heritage, beautiful architecture, and friendly locals, making it the perfect destination for those seeking a unique experience.

A Fab Day Out!

Before setting off, there are several must-visit attractions in Galway including the iconic Spanish Arch, St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, and the vibrant Quay Street. Galway is also known for its lively music scene, so be sure to take in a traditional Irish music session at one of the city’s many pubs.

A stop off at Sligo is hugely recommended and a visit to the Sligo Abbey, a well-preserved medieval abbey that was built in the 13th century. Take a stroll along the River Garavogue and admire the beautiful bridges and waterfalls. Explore the Yeats Memorial Building, which was dedicated to the famous Irish poet W.B. Yeats and houses a museum and cultural centre.

Back on the coach and we suggest maybe stopping off at Donegal for a few days to explore the town and also the castle, which dates back to the 15th century. Admire the breathtaking views from the top of the Slieve League Cliffs, some of the tallest sea cliffs in Europe. Visit the Donegal Craft Village, where you can see traditional Irish crafts being made and purchase souvenirs. 

Donegal is known for its rich musical heritage and is home to many traditional musicians. You can attend a traditional music session in one of the local pubs and experience the unique sound of Irish music.

If you are adventurous and making an overnight stay or two in Sligo and like surfing, there are excellent surf spots along the coast, including Strandhill Beach and Easkey Beach. Donegal is also a paradise for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The county is home to several beautiful hiking trails, including the Glenveagh National Park and the Bluestack Way, a long-distance walking route that passes through some of the most stunning scenery in the county.

Back on the coach to the final destination is Derry, a historic city known for its rich cultural heritage, medieval walls, and thriving arts scene. Some of the must-visit places in Derry include the Derry Walls, the Tower Museum, and the St. Columb’s Cathedral. 

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Galway Bus Station

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