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from Dublin to Galway

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Travel Information to Galway from Dublin

distanceDistance115 miles (186 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach
fastestFastest modeCoach • £12 • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIrish Citylink

Take a coach to travel 115 miles (186 km) between Dublin and Galway. Irish Citylink is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct from Dublin to Galway.

How to Travel from Dublin to Galway

Travellers have the option to choose between trains, buses and flights for the Dublin to Galway route. The distance between the two cities is 130 miles. In general, it is faster to travel by train, which takes 2 hours 18 minutes. Popular places to visit in Galway include the picturesque Wild Atlantic Way and also Connemara National Park.

Train: Trains from Dublin to Galway operate approximately once every two hours. There are direct services that take from 2 hours 18 minutes. Trains depart from Heuston Station and terminate at Galway Train Station.

Bus: There are approximately three direct bus services from Dublin to Galway per hour. The journey takes from 2 hours 42 minutes, and is served by Bus Éireann, Citylink, and GoBus. Buses usually depart from Busaras Bus Station, and terminate at Galway Coach Station.

Flight: Airlines that operate flights from Dublin to Galway include British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Ryanair. There are over 200 flights per day. This is usually an indirect flight that entails at least one stop, and takes from 3 hours 55 minutes. Flights depart from Dublin Airport, and arrive at Shannon Airport.

Travelling from Dublin to Galway: Travel Tips

    What is the cheapest way of getting from Dublin to Galway?
  • The cheapest way to travel to Galway from Dublin is usually by bus, especially when booking in advance.
  • What is the quickest way to travel between Dublin and Galway?
  • It's faster to travel to Galway from Dublin by train.

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FAQs
What are my Dublin to Galway travel options?

Travel Dublin to Galway by coach.

What is the fastest way to get to Galway from Dublin?

Travelling by coach is also the quickest way from Dublin to Galway. It takes on average 2 h 30 min   to travel this journey.

How far is Galway from Dublin?

The distance between Dublin and Galway is around 115 miles (186 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Dublin to Galway?

The average frequency per day from Dublin to Galway is:

  • Around 25 coaches per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Dublin to Galway?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Dublin, Merrion Square and tend to arrive in Galway, Coach Station.
Which travel companies can get me from Dublin to Galway?

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 company for you:

  • Irish Citylink can take you to Galway by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Irish Citylink from Dublin to Galway for £12.
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Galway from Dublin ends?
Your journey from Dublin to Galway doesn't have to end in Galway. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Belfast or Cork. If you’d like to add London, Belfast or Cork to your Dublin to Galway trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Galway today!
How early should I book tickets to Galway from Dublin online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £12 one way for this route.

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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