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Travel Information from Dublin to Galway

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

Travel 115 miles (186 km) by coach to Galway from Dublin. Irish Citylink is the main travel provider operating this trip. 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 travel options from Dublin to Galway?

Your travel option from Dublin to Galway includes taking a coach.

What is the quickest way from Dublin to Galway?

The fastest way to travel between Dublin and Galway is by coach, which requires on average 2 h 30 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Dublin to Galway would I travel?

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:

  • 25 coaches per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Dublin to Galway?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Dublin, Merrion Square and arrive in Galway, Coach Station.
Who 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:

  • Travel with Irish Citylink for coaches to Galway. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Irish Citylink Dublin to Galway tickets on Omio for £12.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Galway from Dublin?
Many of our customers travelling from Dublin to Galway don't make Galway their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Belfast or Cork, either of which you could add to your Dublin and Galway trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Galway to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Dublin to Galway ticket online to get 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 for this trip is £12 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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