Cork to Galway bus

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Cork - Galway Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Cork to Galway. Traveling by bus from Cork to Galway usually takes around 2 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Irish Citylink bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance98 mi (158 km)
Shortest duration2h 45m
Cheapest price$20.38
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceIrish Citylink
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Cork to Galway?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Cork 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 Citylink92h 48m$20.38
  • Irish CityLink is a bus transportation company with routes to major cities across Ireland, including Cork to Galway. On this route, it usually takes Irish CityLink 2 hours and 48 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

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The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 98 miles from Cork to Galway. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 45 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.

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

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

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Cork 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 Cork to Galway without transferring.

City Information

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Cork?

Main departure station: St Patrick's Quay

Most buses depart from the main station in Cork.

All bus stations in Cork:

  • St Patrick's Quay

Where does the bus arrive in Galway?

Main arrival station: Galway-Mayo Inst of Technology

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

All bus stations in Galway:

  • Galway-Mayo Inst of Technology

  • Seán Duggan Centre - Coach Station

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