How to get to Galway from Dublin by train, bus, flight or ferry.
The best way to travel from Dublin to Galway is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, flight, and ferry .
|Available travel modes||Coach|
|Fastest mode||Coach • £13 • 2 h 30 min|
|Popular travel companies||AirCoach|
Take a coach to travel 115 miles from Dublin to Galway. AirCoach is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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.
You can travel between Dublin and Galway by coach.
Travelling by coach is also the quickest way from Dublin to Galway. It takes on average 2 h 30 min to travel this journey.
The distance between Dublin and Galway is around 115 miles.
The average frequency per day from Dublin to Galway is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Dublin to Galway as scheduled services by coach can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Dublin to Galway:
The following travel company offer services from Dublin to Galway:
Yes, there is a direct service from Dublin to Galway:
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.