Dublin to Galway bus

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Dublin - Galway Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 73 intercity buses per day from Dublin to Galway. Traveling by bus from Dublin to Galway usually takes around 2 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Eireagle bus can make the trip in 30 minutes.

Distance116 mi (186 km)
Shortest duration0h 30m
Cheapest price$20.75
Trips per day73
Most frequent serviceIrish Citylink
Bus lines3

Price trends for buses from Dublin to Galway

Monthly average prices


What bus companies travel from Dublin to Galway?

There are 3 bus lines from Dublin to Galway available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 55 daily trips, Irish Citylink usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
AirCoach202h 34m$20.90
Eireagle112h 30m$26.76
Irish Citylink552h 40m$37.16
  • AirCoach is a popular Irish bus company that transports approximately two million passengers annually across its six main routes. With high-frequency services, AirCoach offers convenient transportation to popular destinations such as Cork, Galway, and Belfast. Most of their services originate or terminate in Dublin, with stops at Dublin Airport terminals. AirCoach's modern fleet provides passenger comfort with amenities like air conditioning, power outlets, and Wi-Fi. The coaches also offer comfortable seating, onboard restrooms (on certain routes), and passenger baggage allowance.

  • Book Eireagle from Dublin to Galway from $26. There are 11 Eireagle schedules from Dublin to Galway and you can expect on average to pay for a Eireagle ticket to Galway. In Dublin, Eireagle departs to Galway from Dublin Airport and no other station. In Galway, Eireagle arrives at New Coach Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Eireagle from Dublin to Galway takes 2 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Eireagle trip will get you to Galway in 0 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Eireagle offers 11 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Galway.

  • Book Irish Citylink from Dublin to Galway from $37. There are 55 Irish Citylink schedules from Dublin to Galway and you can expect on average to pay for a Irish Citylink ticket to Galway. In Dublin, Irish Citylink departs to Galway from Dublin Airport and 3 other stations. In Galway, Irish Citylink arrives at New Coach Station and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Irish Citylink from Dublin to Galway takes 2 hours and 40 minutes , while the fastest available Irish Citylink trip will get you to Galway in 0 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Irish Citylink offers 57 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Galway.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 186 kilometers from Dublin to Galway. However, the fastest bus only takes 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Dublin to Galway at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dublin to Galway, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 73 scheduled buses that travel from Dublin to Galway every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Dublin to Galway without transferring.

City Information


Dublin is a melting pot that effortlessly blends traditional Irish culture with modern luxury, creating one of the most unique cultural experiences in Europe. Voted one of the most walkable cities in Europe, Dublin offers many pleasant surprises to explorers who enjoy seeing the city on foot. The best place to stroll around is Grafton Street, a busy shopping quarter that offers everything from designer boutiques to quaint bookshops. If you are looking to dive into the unique Celtic root of the Irish culture, head over to Trinity College and marvel at The Book of Kells, which dates back to 800 A.D. If you’re a nature-lover, head over to St. Stephen’s Green and enjoy a picnic away from the crowd without having to leave Central Dublin.

Dublin’s food scene has enjoyed a successful renaissance since the 90s, and the city boasts a wide range of cuisines now. For some of the best dishes in town, head over to the area south of Liffey. If you wish to try delightful cakes or puddings, Queen of Tarts is the place to be.

The two principal train stations in Dublin are the Heuston Station and Connolly Station. The Dublin Airport is located north of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Dublin?

Main departure station: Dublin Airport

Buses to Galway leave from 4 stations in Dublin.

All bus stations in Dublin:

  • Dublin Airport

  • 2 Crampton Quay

  • Dublin Crampton Quay

  • Heuston Rail Station Main Entrance

Where does the bus arrive in Galway?

Main arrival station: New Coach Station

Buses arrive in Galway at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Galway:

  • New Coach Station

  • GMIT Public Bus Stop

  • Galway-Mayo Inst of Technology

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