Cheap bus tickets from Dublin to Galway

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$18

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$18

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Dublin to Galway will cost around $ 18 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 18.

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10:45PMDublin2h25 01:10AMGalway
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08:45PMDublin2h30 11:15PMGalway
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05:45PMDublin2h25 08:10PMGalway
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09:45AMDublin2h30 12:15PMGalway
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07:45PMDublin2h25 10:10PMGalway
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Bus schedule from Dublin to Galway

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10:45PMDublin2h25 01:10AMGalway
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11:59PMDublin2h31 02:30AMGalway
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11:59PMDublin2h26 02:25AMGalway
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Bus times from Dublin to Galway

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Fastest Journey

2 h 25 m

Average

2 h 27 m

Buses per day

34

Distance

186 km

Of the 34 buses that leave Dublin for Galway every day 34 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 186 km distance in an average of 2 h 27 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 25 m .

The slowest buses will take 2 h 31 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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10:45PMDublin2h25 01:10AMGalway
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$181One-way
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05:45PMDublin2h25 08:10PMGalway
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$181One-way
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07:45PMDublin2h25 10:10PMGalway
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08:45PMDublin2h25 11:10PMGalway
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02:45PMDublin2h25 05:10PMGalway
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Overview: Bus from Dublin to Galway

distanceDistance115 miles (186 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$16 (€13)
frequencyBus frequency25 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 25 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesIrish Citylink, Infobus or GoBus

Buses from Dublin to Galway cover the 115 miles (186 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 30 min with our travel partners like Irish Citylink, Infobus or GoBus. Normally, there are 25 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $16 (€13), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $16 (€13).

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.

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest bus from Dublin to Galway?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Dublin to Galway buses for as little as $16 (€13)  in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a bus from Dublin to Galway?

If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Dublin to Galway bus to cost on average $16 (€13)  one way.

How many miles is it from Dublin to Galway by bus?

The Dublin to Galway bus distance is approximately 115 miles (186 km).

How long is the bus between Dublin and Galway?

On average the Dublin to Galway bus time is 2 h 30 min  covering the 115 miles (186 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Which bus companies should I travel with from Dublin to Galway?

For the best Dublin to Galway bus to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Irish Citylink, Infobus or GoBus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services from Dublin to Galway to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many buses per day are there from Dublin to Galway?

On average, there are 25 buses a day from Dublin to Galway. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest bus from Dublin to Galway? What time is the last bus from Dublin to Galway?

You can take the first bus from Dublin to Galway at 6: 45 AM. The last bus from Dublin to Galway that you can take departs at 10: 45 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Dublin to Galway schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

When should I book the Dublin to Galway bus for the best deals on tickets?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus companies offering this journey and save money. If you book bus tickets between Dublin and Galway within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $16 (€13) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your bus ticket from Dublin to Galway a few months in advance.