Dublin to Galway bus

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Dublin - Galway Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 72 intercity buses per day from Dublin to Galway. Traveling by bus from Dublin to Galway usually takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Irish Citylink bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance116 mi (186 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$16.10
Trips per day72
Most frequent serviceIrish Citylink
Bus lines2

Price trends for buses from Dublin to Galway

Monthly avg. prices


What bus companies travel from Dublin to Galway?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Dublin to Galway that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Irish Citylink usually offers more choice, with 62 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Eireagle102h 30m$25.90
Irish Citylink622h 43m$22.09
  • Book Eireagle from Dublin to Galway from $26. There are 10 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 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Eireagle offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Galway.

  • Book Irish Citylink from Dublin to Galway from $16. There are 62 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 2 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 43 minutes , while the fastest available Irish Citylink trip will get you to Galway in 1 hours and 30 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 40 minutes to cover the 116 miles from Dublin to Galway. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dublin to Galway, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 72 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?

Main departure station: Dublin Airport

Buses to Galway leave from 3 stations in Dublin.

All bus stations in Dublin:

  • Dublin Airport

  • Dublin Crampton Quay

  • 2 Crampton Quay

Where does the bus arrive in Galway?

Main arrival station: New Coach Station

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

All bus stations in Galway:

  • New Coach Station

  • GMIT Public Bus Stop

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