Dublin to Galway bus

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Journey Information

There are 34 intercity buses per day from Dublin to Galway. Traveling by bus from Dublin to Galway usually takes around 2 hours and 35 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€12.66
Trips per day34
Most frequent serviceIrish Citylink
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Dublin to Galway?

Typically €12.67 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

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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 €16 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Dublin to Galway?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Dublin to Galway. Irish Citylink connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Irish Citylink342h 35m€15.36
  • Irish Citylink

    Irish Citylink

    Irish CityLink is a bus transportation company with routes to major cities across Ireland, including Dublin to Galway. On this route, it usually takes Irish CityLink 2 hours and 35 minutes to make the journey. Irish Citylink coaches have ample storage space for any luggage you may be carrying and also provide complimentary Wi-Fi, toilets, and friendly, attentive staff.

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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Dublin to Galway?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 35 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?

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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dublin?

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 00:00. 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 34 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

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

Dublin has two bus stations with service to Galway.

All bus stations in Dublin:

  • Dublin Airport

  • 2 Crampton Quay

Where does the bus arrive in Galway?

Main arrival station: Seán Duggan Centre - Coach Station

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

Bus stations in Galway:

  • Seán Duggan Centre - Coach Station

  • Galway-Mayo Inst of Technology

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