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from Dublin to Galway

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

Our recommendation

To get from Dublin to Galway on 29 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45Dublin2h25 11:10Galway
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17:45Dublin2h25 20:10Galway
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Travel Information from Dublin to Galway

distanceDistance115 miles (186 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach
fastestFastest modeCoach • £11 • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIrish Citylink

Travel 115 miles (186 km) by coach between Dublin and Galway. Irish Citylink is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Dublin to Galway

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FAQs

How do I go from Dublin to Galway?

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

What is the fastest way from Dublin to Galway?

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 trip 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 when travelling from Dublin to Galway:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Dublin, Dublin Airport and arrive in Galway, GMIT (Old Dublin Rd).

Which travel operators can get me from Dublin to Galway?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Galway from Dublin:

  • You can travel between Dublin and Galway by coach with Irish Citylink. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £11 with Irish Citylink from Dublin to Galway.

Is there a way to travel directly from Dublin to Galway?

Yes, there is a direct route available between Dublin and Galway:

  • You'll find 25 direct coaches per day with Irish Citylink.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Galway as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Dublin to Galway.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Galway from Dublin?

Looking to extend your trip from Dublin to Galway? Many Omio customers who go from Dublin to Galway usually extend their holiday 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.

When should I buy a ticket between Dublin and Galway online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Dublin to Galway, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £11 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Dublin and Galway online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.