Galway to Cork bus

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Galway - Cork Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 32 intercity buses per day from Galway to Cork. Traveling by bus from Galway to Cork usually takes around 2 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest Irish Citylink bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance98 mi (158 km)
Shortest duration2h 40m
Cheapest price$26.94
Trips per day32
Most frequent serviceIrish Citylink
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Galway to Cork?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Galway to Cork. 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 Citylink322h 57m$26.94
  • Book Irish Citylink from Galway to Cork from $27. There are 32 trips per day offered by Irish Citylink from Galway to Cork and you can expect on average to pay for a Irish Citylink ticket to Cork. In Galway, Irish Citylink departs to Cork from GMIT Public Bus Stop and one other station. In Cork, Irish Citylink arrives at Cork Coburg St and one other station.

    An average trip on Irish Citylink from Galway to Cork takes 2 hours and 57 minutes , while the fastest available Irish Citylink trip will get you to Cork in 2 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Irish Citylink offers 32 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Cork.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 98 miles from Galway to Cork. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 40 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.

Travel trends tend to vary greatly for bus trips from Galway to Cork.

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

There are 32 scheduled buses that travel from Galway to Cork 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 Galway to Cork without transferring.

City Information

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Galway?

Main departure station: New Coach Station

Galway has two bus stations with service to Cork.

All bus stations in Galway:

  • New Coach Station

  • GMIT Public Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in Cork?

Main arrival station: Cork Coburg St

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

All bus stations in Cork:

  • Cork Coburg St

  • Cork Airport

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