How to travel from Dublin to Galway

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from Dublin to Galway

You can get from Dublin to Galway by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Dublin to Galway on Aug 16 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Dublin and Galway

distanceDistance115 miles (186 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $19
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€13) • 2 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $14 (€13) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIrish Citylink

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 115 miles (186 km) to Galway from Dublin. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Irish Citylink among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Dublin to Galway.

How to Travel 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.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Dublin to Galway?

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.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Dublin to Galway?

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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Travel from Dublin to Galway by Bus

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. 

How to get from Dublin to Galway

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Dublin to Galway there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 100,00% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Dublin to Galway. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Dublin to Galway

Travel to Galway easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Dublin to Galway.

There are 4 ways to travel from Dublin to Galway including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Galway from Dublin is by taking a bus, which costs on average $14 (€13).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Galway:

A bus is generally $5 (€5) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $19 (€18) from Dublin to Galway.

The quickest way to travel to Galway from Dublin is by bus, which takes on average 2 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 25 min.

Galway is approximately 115 miles (186 km) away from Dublin.

The average frequency per day from Dublin to Galway is:

  • Around 38 buses per day.
  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Dublin and Galway as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Dublin to Galway:

  • Buses most often depart from Dublin at Dublin, Dublin Airport and arrive in Galway at Galway, GMIT (Old Dublin Rd).

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Dublin to Galway, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Irish Citylink can get you to Galway by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Irish Citylink from Dublin to Galway for $14 (€13) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Dublin to Galway with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 33 direct buses per day to take to Galway with Irish Citylink.

Direct services to Galway tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Looking to extend your trip from Dublin to Galway? Many Omio customers who go from Dublin to Galway usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Belfast or Cork. If you're looking to explore London, Belfast or Cork from Galway, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Dublin to Galway, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $14 (€13) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $19 (€18) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Dublin to Galway tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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