There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Galway by train, bus or car
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Train • 2h 25m
17€ - 23€
Bus • 2h 30m
12€ - 24€
1 alternative option
Drive • 2h 8m
24€ - 35€
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Galway is to bus which costs 12€ - 24€ and takes 2h 30m.
The quickest way to get from Dublin to Galway is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 2h 8m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay and arriving at Galway Coach Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston and arriving at Galway. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.
The distance between Dublin and Galway is 186 km. The road distance is 209 km.
The best way to get from Dublin to Galway without a car is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs 17€ - 23€.
The train from Heuston to Galway takes 2h 25m including transfers and departs every four hours.
Dublin to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, depart from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay station.
Dublin to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Heuston station.
The best way to get from Dublin to Galway is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs 17€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 24€ and takes 2h 30m.
What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Galway, Ireland?
Irish Rail operates a train from Heuston to Galway every 4 hours. Tickets cost 17€ - 23€ and the journey takes 2h 25m. Alternatively, Citylink operates a bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station hourly. Tickets cost 12€ - 21€ and the journey takes 2h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.
Train from Heuston to Galway
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 25m
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- 17€ - 23€
- Irish Rail
- Semi Flexible
- 17€ - 20€
- 20€ - 23€
Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.
Bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
- Ave. Duration
- 3h 15m
- Estimated price
- 17€ - 24€
- Bus Eireann
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More Questions & Answers
Dublin to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway Coach Station.
Dublin to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Galway station.
Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Galway is 209 km. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Dublin to Galway.
There are 237+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at 87€ per night.