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Buses from Limerick to Galway

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Journey Information

There are 18 intercity buses per day from Limerick to Galway. Traveling by bus from Limerick to Galway usually takes around one hour and 22 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$19.98
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceIrish Citylink
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Limerick to Galway

Monthly average prices


What bus companies travel from Limerick to Galway?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Limerick to Galway. 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 Citylink181h 23m$21.40
  • Irish Citylink

    Irish Citylink

    Book Irish Citylink from Limerick to Galway from $20. There are 18 Irish Citylink schedules from Limerick to Galway and you can expect on average to pay for a Irish Citylink ticket to Galway. In Limerick, Irish Citylink departs to Galway from 104 Henry St - Hibernian Insurance and 1 other station. In Galway, Irish Citylink arrives at Galway-Mayo Inst of Technology and 1 other station.

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

    On weekends, Irish Citylink offers 18 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Galway.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Limerick to Galway 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 22 minutes to cover the 73 kilometers from Limerick to Galway. 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?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Limerick to Galway for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Limerick?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Limerick to Galway, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Galway are there per day?

There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Limerick 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 Limerick to Galway without transferring.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Limerick?

Departure stations

Limerick has two bus stations with service to Galway.

All bus stations in Limerick:

  • Dooradoyle Bus Stop, Raheen

  • 104 Henry St - Hibernian Insurance

Where does the bus arrive in Galway?

Arrival stations

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

Bus stations in Galway:

  • Galway-Mayo Inst of Technology

  • Seán Duggan Centre - Coach Station

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