The best way to get the islands is by Ferry. There´s several ferrys every day from Rossaveal to Inis Mor. I booked the ticket on Galway tourist officce and after i went to Foster Street to take the bus to go to Rossaveal. The staff from the tourist officce explain you how to go to foster street. The return bus and ferry ticket cost around 30 euros.
Various ferry companies operate services from Galway and Rossaveal. You however, may need to book a little bit in advance during the tourist season.
It cost 15 pounds for a return ticket at the time we visited.
There are no taxis or bus services available on the island for transport....
The best way to get around the islands is to hire a bicycle. Once you get off the ferry, theres a place to the right where you can get a bicycle for 5 pounds. I dont remember how long we could take it for, but it was long enough to take us around and get back in time for the returning ferry.
Cliffs and Aran Cruises run a ferry service from Doolin Pier in Co. Clare. They also have sightseeing trips to the Cliffs of Moher. We traveled with them last year and had a wonderful day trip to Inis Oirr. Would highly recommend this ferry service.
There are ferries from Doolin as well as from Rossaveal. We took the Rossaveal ferry, which leaves at 10.30am and at 6.30pm and cost €25 return. You can book and pay your ticket online and then pick it up the office on the pier.
Take an all inclusive tour from the tourist offici online.
From Galway by bus and baoat including hostel for one night= 40 euros
a very intresting bargain
Thats the ferry route options which are available from Rossaveal, which seemed to be the shortest one...
During your stay on the aran island you may see one of the Currach.
Very famous wooden boats after the film "Man of Aran" from R.Flaherty in 1934