The best campervans and motorhomes for hire near Galway
Galway is located midway along Ireland’s Atlantic coast, approximately 210 kilometres due west of Dublin. A major stop on the Wild Atlantic Way, as it has a whole host of natural attractions within the reach of motorhome hire in Galway, including the dramatic Menlo Castle. These also include the Moycullen Bogs Nature Reserve, ideal for adventures both on foot and by bicycle, and the shores of Lough Corrib, which offer fishing and boating excursions, as well as the chance to spot native species from otters to hawks. Meanwhile, ferries make regular trips to the Aran Islands, where traditions remain strong, and the landscapes are mesmerizing.
The nearest international airport to Galway is Shannon Airport, approximately 100 kilometres to the south. Aer Lingus has flights to London, Boston and New York, while Ryanair covers a large number of European destinations including cities in Spain and Poland. The M18 motorway links Galway with Shannon, while the M6 runs to and from Dublin. The latter has a toll costing around €3 for campervans. Galway’s Ceannt Railway Station sees several trains each day connecting it with Dublin’s Heuston Station in three hours. Services also travel to Limerick, from where there are connecting trains to Cork, Tipperary and Waterford.
Right at the heart of Galway lies Cathedral Parking, just off Gaol Road. Welcoming campervan rental in Galway, overnight parking (but not camping) costs around €5. Nearby, between Ceannt Railway Station and the docks, you’ll find campervan parking at the Port of Galway. The bays here have width but not length limits. It costs around €2 per hour, although a stay of 24 hours will cost just €8. Vehicles should not be parked on Salthill Promenade, where they are prohibited by law. Unofficial parking can also be found at Rinville Harbour around Galway Bay to the east of the city.