Passenger Ferry to the Aran Islands

Offering an escape to a traditional Irish culture, Aran Island Ferries sail year-round to the Aran Islands from Ros a’ Mhíl port in Connemara, along the Wild Atlantic Way. Ireland’s largest domestic ferry company are owned and operated by the O’Brien family, who began trading turf to the Aran Islands in the 1800’s and now carry passengers on four state-of-the-art vessels with a capacity of up to 297. Passengers can enjoy bar service and refreshments onboard their 40 minute journey (average sailing time), while admiring the rugged landscape and views of Galway Bay.

Parking is available at the pier or passengers can take a shuttle bus departing daily from Galway city.
Dating back some 350 million years, the Aran Islands offer visitors a glimpse into a way of life, distinct from mainland Ireland.
Get a 10% discount when booking a return journey online.

  • Bus transfers from Galway City to the port for all sailings
  • Snack bar serving tea/coffee and alcoholic beverages
  • Strong relationship with the service providers on the Islands
  • Average sailing time of 40 minutes

Operates Daily Year Round

Please contact office for sailing times and prices.

Sailings subject to weather conditions.


Admission Rates:

See website for details. Excellent individual, family and group rates available.

Get a 10% discount when booking a return journey online.

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Tea/Coffee/bar facilities onboard.

PARKING: Parking available at port.

ACCESSIBILITY: The ferries are fully wheelchair accessible. Please call in advance in order to ensure maximum comfort and efficiency.


Getting There

Ferry is located at Ros A’ Mhíl Pier 38 km from Galway. City Office is on Forster Street in Galway City Centre

Map Location: 53.275272, -9.046256
Contact Aran Island Ferries

City Office, 37-39 Forster Street, Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland

Eircode: H91 FXA6
T: +353 (0)91 568 903
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