Galway to Dublin bus

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Journey Information

There are 34 intercity buses per day from Galway to Dublin. Traveling by bus from Galway to Dublin usually takes around 2 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Irish Citylink bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance116 mi (186 km)
Shortest duration2h 25m
Cheapest price$13.94
Trips per day34
Most frequent serviceIrish Citylink
Bus lines1

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What bus companies travel from Galway to Dublin?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Galway to Dublin. 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 32m$17.43
  • Irish CityLink is a bus transportation company with routes to major cities across Ireland, including Galway to Dublin. On this route, it usually takes Irish CityLink 2 hours and 32 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 32 minutes to cover the 116 miles from Galway to Dublin. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 25 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 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Galway to Dublin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 34 scheduled buses that travel from Galway to Dublin 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 Dublin 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 Galway?

Main departure station: Seán Duggan Centre - Coach Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Galway.

All bus stations in Galway:

  • Seán Duggan Centre - Coach Station

Where does the bus arrive in Dublin?

Main arrival station: Dublin Airport

Buses arrive in Dublin at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Dublin:

  • Dublin Airport

  • Hueston Station

  • 2 Crampton Quay

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