Aran Island Ferries sail from Rossaveel to Inis Mor year-round. The ferry from Rossaveel to Inishmore is the shortest crossing and takes approximately 40mins from the ferry terminal in Rossaveel to Kilronan Pier on Inishmore. There are plenty on things to do on Inishmore, depending on your arrival time visitors have anywhere from 4-7hrs to cycle and explore the islands famous forts, cliffs, shops and beaches before the ferry departs on its return journey. Some passengers prefer to explore all of what Inishmore has to offer and stay overnight and enjoy the islands rich nightlife, culture and restaurants.
Departing Rossaveel to Inishmore
October – March: 10.30am, 6.00pm
April – September: 10.30am, 1.00pm, 6.30pm
Departing: Inishmore to Rossaveel
October – March: 8.15 am (Monday – Saturday), 9.00 am (Sunday), 5.00 pm
April – September: 8.15am (Monday – Saturday), 9.00am (Sunday) 12.00pm & 5.00pm
June: 8.15am (Monday – Saturday), 9.00am (Sunday) 12.00pm, 4.00pm, 5.00pm
July – August: 8.15am (Monday – Saturday), 9.00am (Sunday), 12.00pm, 5.00pm, 6.30pm
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 Fare||Single Shuttle Bus Fare|
|Student (with valid ID)||€8||€4.50|
|Child (5-12 years old)||€6||€3.50|
To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommended to book in advance.
Rossaveel to Inishmore Ferry Terminal Location
The ferry terminal to Inishmore 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.