Dublin to Galway bus

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Fastest Journey

2 h 55 m


7 h 46 m

Buses per day



186 km

Cheap bus tickets from Dublin to Galway start from $32 with an average ticket price of $34.

The fastest bus from Dublin to Galway takes 2h 55m in comparison to an average duration of 7h 46m and covers a distance of 186 km.

115 buses leave Dublin for Galway every day with 4 travelling directly.

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02:18PMGalway, Bus Station
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The journey from Dublin to Galway was via Aircoach from Dublin City to Galway. The bus had electricity, wifi and a toilet. During the journey, it was easy to enjoy the beautiful scenery or take a short nap. The journey took just over two hours without any stops or breaks. For just under €13, this is very reasonable for such a journey. We reached our destination on time. The comfort on the bus could be improved.

Overview: Bus from Dublin to Galway

distanceDistance115 miles (186 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 24 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$23 (€20)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersAirCoach, Irish Citylink, Infobus, Expressway or European Sleeper

Buses from Dublin to Galway cover the 115 miles (186 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 24 min with our travel partners like AirCoach, Irish Citylink, Infobus, Expressway or European Sleeper. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $23 (€20), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $16 (€14). Travelers depart most frequently from Dublin, Airport (T2 Arrivals Road - Zone 20) and arrive in Galway, Coach Station.

Getting from Dublin to Galway

Getting to Galway from Dublin is as easy as hopping on a bus - thanks to local services such as Gobus and Citylink. If you’re looking to head straight to Galway from Dublin Airport, then there are also buses that run the Dublin Airport to Galway route direct. Our guide below will let you all you need to know about getting buses from Dublin to Galway.

How do I catch the bus from Dublin to Galway?

If you are heading straight from Dublin Airport to Galway, then you need to exit the terminal buildings and make your way to zone 13, which is where all bus services from Dublin Airport to Galway leave from.

If you are leaving Dublin City for Galway, the pickup point can vary. For Gobus, the pickup point is between Jaffa on the Quays and the Immigration Offices on Burgh Quay. For Citylink, the departure point is located on Aston Quay between O'Connell Bridge and Ha‘penny Bridge just in front of the Forbidden Planet comic store and Eden Recruitment.

When is the best time to book a bus ticket from Dublin to Galway?

The bus journey from Dublin to Galway is a popular one so it is recommended to buy your tickets before your departure. For example, if you book with Citylink or gobus via Omio it is cheaper than buying tickets on the day.

How long is the bus journey?

From Dublin to Galway the journey time is approximately 2h30m whereas from Dublin Airport to Galway the journey time is 3 hours.

Gobus FAQs

What does a gobus look like?

All buses run by gobus are white with the blue and red gobus logo on the side. Once you have found your bus the driver will check your ticket, either printed or mobile, to make sure you are boarding the correct bus. Please arrive 15 minutes before departures so to avoid missing your bus.

What can I take on a gobus?

Each passenger is allowed to take two medium-sized bags of no more than 20kg each, as well as one small item of hand luggage. Depending on available space, larger objects such as bicycles and surfboards can be accommodated for an extra charge of €5. Pets are not allowed except fully certified guide dogs.

What amenities do gobus offer?

All gobuses are equipped with WiFi, aircon and toilets. All seats come with seatbelts and must be worn at all times when the vehicle is moving.

Citylink FAQs

What does a Citylink bus look like?

Ciylink buses have a yellow and royal blue exterior with the Citylink logo visible on the side. Once you have located your Citylink bus, you must present your ticket to the driver before boarding.

What can I take on a Citylink bus?

Each passenger can carry on two rucksacks or two medium-sized suitcases that must not exceed 20kg each. Passengers can also bring on one piece of small carry-on luggage at no additional cost. Passengers need to be aware that carry-on luggage must either be placed under the seat in front of you or in the overhead luggage rack.

If a passenger brings additional luggage, they may be required to pay an extra €5 per item. Citylink advises those traveling on its buses to keep their valuables (passport, electronic equipment etc.) on their person at all times.

Can I take my bicycle on a Citylink bus?

Passengers can bring their bicycles onboard but these must be stowed in the undercarriage of the bus if space permits. Bicycle spaces cannot be reserved beforehand and there is a fee of €5 if you wish to bring it onboard.

What amenities are available on Citylink buses?

All Citylink buses are equipped with reclining seats, air conditioning, on-board toilets and free wifi.

FAQs: Bus from Dublin to Galway

FAQs: Take the bus from Dublin to Galway with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Dublin to Galway.
Cheap bus tickets from Dublin to Galway can start from as little as $16 (€14) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Dublin to Galway is $23 (€20); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Dublin to Galway bus travel time is 2 h 24 min   for the 115 mile (186 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Dublin to Galway leaves at 9: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Dublin to Galway leaves at 11: 45 PM.
When taking a bus from Dublin to Galway, you can count on AirCoach, Irish Citylink, Infobus, Expressway or European Sleeper for the best way to get you to Galway. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service between Dublin and Galway and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

When departing from Dublin, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Dublin, Airport (T2 Arrivals Road - Zone 20), Dublin, Airport (Terminal 1 - Zone 2) and Dublin, Airport (Terminal 1 - Zone 10/11). When arriving in Galway, you can end your journey in bus stations like Galway, Coach Station, Galway, GMIT (Old Dublin Rd) and Galway, Bus Station.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Dublin, Airport (T2 Arrivals Road - Zone 20), which is located around 9.1 miles (14.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Galway, Coach Station, located 0.6 miles (897 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Galway from Dublin is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 24 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a bus from Dublin to Galway is February.
Yes, you can take a bus between Dublin and Galway.
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