Rossaveel to Inisheer by Ferry

Aran Island Ferries sail from Rossaveel to Inisheer year-round. The ferry from Rossaveel to Inis Oirr takes 55mins. Depending on your arrival time visitors have anywhere from 4-7hrs to cycle and explore the islands famous forts, shops, and beaches before the ferry departs on its return journey. Some passengers prefer to explore all of what Inis Oirr has to offer and stay overnight and enjoy the islands rich nightlife, culture and restaurants.

Sailing Times

Departing Rossaveel to Inis Oirr

October – March: 10:30am, 6:00pm (6:30pm Friday only)

April – September: 10:30am, 1:00pm, 6:00pm (6:30pm Friday only)

Departing: Inis Oirr to Rossaveel

October – March: 8:00am (Monday – Saturday), 8:45 am (Sunday), &4:30 pm

April – September: 8:00am (Monday – Saturday), 8:45am (Sunday) & 4:30pm

Shuttle Bus

Aran Island Ferries offer a shuttle bus from Galway City to the ferry terminal in Rossaveel for all of their scheduled departures. The shuttle bus departs from Queen St. located just off Eyre Square and takes approximately one hour to the ferry terminal in Rossaveel. If you are not taking the shuttle bus, you must make your own transport arrangements to the ferry terminal in Rossaveel. See shuttle bus costs below:

 Return Shuttle Bus FareSingle Shuttle Bus Fare
Student (with valid ID)€8€4.50
Senior (65+)€8€4.50
Child (5-12 years old)€6€3.50


To avoid disappointment, we highly recommend booking in advance.

Rossaveel to Inisheer Ferry Terminal Location

The ferry terminal to Inis Oirr is located in Rossaveel, a small town located 37km west of Galway City Center. The ferry terminal is accessed by both shuttle bus from Galway City and by car. Parking is available at Rossaveel port 24 hours a day. You cannot take your car on the ferry to the Island.