You can get from Dublin to Galway by train, bus or flight.
To get from Dublin to Galway on Oct 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||115 miles (186 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $16 (€13) • 2 h 30 min|
|Popular travel companies||Irish Citylink|
Take a bus to travel 115 miles (186 km) from Dublin to Galway. Irish Citylink is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct from Dublin to Galway.
Ireland's capital, Dublin, is connected to Galway by more than 20 daily coaches that run during both the day and night. Galway is a favorite tourist destination and a gateway to some of the most stunning landscapes Ireland has to offer. A journey from Dublin to Galway lasts on average two and a half hours.
Traveling by bus is the cheapest way to get from Dublin to Galway. All connections are direct. Citylink coaches tend to be slightly less expensive than those of Gobus, and both companies service this route daily at the same frequency. Booking your ticket well in advance, at least three days prior, is recommended, and avoiding main holiday times and weekends can result in savings. The Citylink coaches depart in Dublin from Crampton Quay, while the Gobus coaches depart from Burgh Quay. Both terminals are located in the city center near the river Liffey. All coaches arrive in Galway at the New Coach Station, just 100 meters away from the railway station.
The fastest way to travel from Dublin to Galway is by bus, as it takes only two and a half hours to make this journey. Both Gobus and Citilink offer a direct travel connection between Dublin in the east and Galway in the west of Ireland. Their coaches depart around 20 times per day, with additional services on the weekends. The departure stations in Dublin are Burgh Quay for Gobus coaches and Crampton Quay for Citilink coaches, and both arrive into the New Coach Station in Galway.
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If you choose to travel from Dublin to Galway with Citilink coaches, you will need to head to Crampton Quay at the shore of the river Liffey. The terminal is very close to the Ha'penny Bridge, one of Dublin's most iconic landmarks. If you will be traveling with Gobus, then you will be leaving from Burgh Quay, which is nearby but closer to the Tara train station. Both departure points can be easily accessed by Dublin's excellent tram and bus system. After a journey of approximately two and a half hours, all coaches arrive in Galway at the New Coach Station, where you find also city bus stops that will bring you to your final destination in the city. You can also walk into the city center from the New Coach Station if you prefer.
You can get from Dublin to Galway by bus.
A bus is the fastest way to get to Galway from Dublin with an average travel time for this trip around 2 h 30 min.
The distance is approximately 115 miles (186 km) from Dublin to Galway.
The average frequency per day from Dublin to Galway is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Galway from Dublin as scheduled services by bus can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Dublin to Galway:
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When planning your trip from Dublin to Galway, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Dublin to Galway online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.