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Buses from Dublin to Galway

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Journey Information

There are 36 intercity buses per day from Dublin to Galway. Traveling by bus from Dublin to Galway usually takes around 2 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Irish Citylink bus can make the trip in just one hour and 55 minutes.

Distance116 mi (186 km)
Shortest duration1h 55m
Cheapest price€12.86
Trips per day36
Most frequent serviceIrish Citylink
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Dublin to Galway?

Typically €15.57 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Galway. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. 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

Traveling from Dublin to Galway 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 €17 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Dublin to Galway?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Dublin 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 Citylink362h 33m€15.60
  • Irish Citylink

    Irish Citylink

    Book Irish Citylink from Dublin to Galway from €13. There are 36 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 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 Dublin to Galway takes 2 hours and 33 minutes , while the fastest available Irish Citylink trip will get you to Galway in 1 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Irish Citylink offers 36 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 Dublin 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 2 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 186 kilometers from Dublin to Galway. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 55 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.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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 Galway, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dublin?

The first bus leaves at 06:00 and the last bus leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all buses from Dublin to Galway, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 36 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?

Departure stations

Dublin has two bus stations with service to Galway.

All bus stations in Dublin:

  • 2 Crampton Quay

  • Dublin Airport

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