Computational Genomics and Systems Biology Symposium 2020

3rd – 4th December 2020, Human Biology Building at NUIG

Travelling to Galway


Due to the current situation we have decided to turn the Symposium into a virtual event.

Details to be announced.

The conference will take place in the Human Biology Building at NUIG.

From Dublin Airport 

By Bus: This is the best way to get from Dublin airport to Galway. You can book tickets online or buy them on the bus. However if it’s a busy travel period or the last bus of the night then it is recommended to buy the tickets online to ensure you have a pace on the bus.

Go Bus ( )– from €18 one way (Return ticket €28), free Wi-Fi, air conditioned, from 2.5 hours travel time

Citylink ( ) – from €18-€21 one way (Return ticket €30-€34), free Wi-Fi, air conditioned, from 2.5 hours travel time

By Taxi: Taxi for 1 to 8 people from €299

By Train: Take Airlink Bus (747) to Heuston Station – from €7 one way Times: 05.00 to 20.30 (every 15 mins) 20.30 to 23.30 (every 20 mins) ,

Irish Rail ( )  Heuston Station to Galway – from €20 one way, Wifi on board, Business Class option. Travel time from 2 h 10 mins.

From Shannon Airport 

By Bus: Bus Eireann ( – from €9.50 one way, bus no. 51 (Cork Shannon) Times: approx. every hour  approx. 1hr 50min travel time

By Taxi: Taxi for 1 to 8 people from €99

By Train: No direct train from Shannon Airport.

Car Rentals from All Irish Airports to Galway

Parking at NUI Galway

Visitors and invited guests must park in Pay & Display (P&D) spaces, which are located in various locations on campus.  Visit Maps for the Parking Map.

If you park in a P&D space, you must display a valid P&D ticket.  Please note that P&D spaces are marked with blue lines and text (“P&D/Í&T”).  If you park anywhere else and display only a P&D ticket you may be clamped. P&D tickets only apply to spaces marked with blue lines.

An alternative method of paying for visitor parking is available through Pay by Phone.  This allows payment to be made on site by downloading the app (apcoaconnect) or remotely through a website.  Local signage will direct you through the process and detail the charges in each location by code.

There is a Park and Ride car park in Dangan that has a bus service to campus (10 minute bus ride, 20 minute walk). The Park and Ride car park is located in Dangan (to the northwest of Corrib Village).  It can be accessed via the entrance to Corrib Village, off the Upper Newcastle Road. Opening hours are from 0600 to 2300 on weekdays only. The spaces in the Park and Ride are for staff and students only, but the Pay and Display/Pay by Phone spaces are available for visitors if they purchase a ticket from the nearby machine or online via the app (apcoaconnect).