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Buses from Galway to Limerick

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Journey Information

There are 20 intercity buses per day from Galway to Limerick. Traveling by bus from Galway to Limerick usually takes around one hour and 23 minutes, but the fastest Irish Citylink bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance45 mi (73 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$19.84
Trips per day20
Most frequent serviceIrish Citylink
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Galway to Limerick?

$21.02 is the average price of a bus ticket from Galway to Limerick. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Galway to Limerick by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around C$23 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Galway to Limerick?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Galway to Limerick. Irish Citylink is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Irish Citylink201h 23m$21.02
  • Irish Citylink

    Irish Citylink

    Book Irish Citylink from Galway to Limerick from $20. There are 20 Irish Citylink schedules from Galway to Limerick and you can expect on average to pay for a Irish Citylink ticket to Limerick. In Galway, Irish Citylink departs to Limerick from Galway-Mayo Inst of Technology and 1 other station. In Limerick, Irish Citylink arrives at 104 Henry St - Hibernian Insurance and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Irish Citylink from Galway to Limerick takes 1 hours and 23 minutes , while the fastest available Irish Citylink trip will get you to Limerick in 1 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Irish Citylink offers 20 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Limerick.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Galway to Limerick during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 23 minutes to cover the 73 kilometers from Galway to Limerick. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Limerick, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Galway?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Galway to Limerick, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from Galway to Limerick 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 Galway to Limerick without transferring.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Galway?

Departure stations

Galway has two bus stations with service to Limerick.

All bus stations in Galway:

  • Galway-Mayo Inst of Technology

  • Seán Duggan Centre - Coach Station

Where does the bus arrive in Limerick?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Limerick.

Bus stations in Limerick:

  • 104 Henry St - Hibernian Insurance

  • Dooradoyle Bus Stop, Raheen

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