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There are 50 intercity buses per day from Dublin to Galway. Traveling by bus from Dublin to Galway usually takes around 2 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest Irish Citylink bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 12 minutes.
|116 mi (186 km)
|Trips per day
|Most frequent service
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 64 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:
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 €18. There are 12 trips per day offered by Eireagle 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 . In Galway, Eireagle arrives at New Coach 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 2 hours and 12 minutes .
On weekends, Eireagle offers 12 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Galway.
Book Irish Citylink from Dublin to Galway from €25. There are 64 trips per day offered by Irish Citylink 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 one 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 2 hours and 12 minutes .
On weekends, Irish Citylink offers 61 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Galway.
Frequently Asked Questions
The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 186 kilometers from Dublin to Galway. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 12 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.
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Galway at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Dublin to Galway, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Dublin?
Main departure station: 2 Crampton Quay
Buses to Galway leave from 4 stations in Dublin.
All bus stations in Dublin:
2 Crampton Quay
Heuston Rail Station Main Entrance
Dublin Bachelors Walk
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
Galway-Mayo Inst of Technology
GMIT Public Bus Stop
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