There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Galway by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1 Galway Service

17€ - 25€

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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 to Galway Coach Station 1 720 / ...

12€ - 24€

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Galway 208.1 km

25€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Galway is to bus which costs 12€ - 24€ and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Galway is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 and arriving at Galway Coach Station 1 station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston 1 and arriving at Galway 1. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 21m.

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The distance between Dublin and Galway is 186 km. The road distance is 208.1 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Galway without a car is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs 17€ - 25€.

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The train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1 takes 2h 21m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Dublin to Galway bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, depart from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 station.

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Dublin to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Heuston 1 station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Galway is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs 17€ - 25€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 24€ and takes 2h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Galway.
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  • Distance: 186.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 21m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Galway, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Galway every 4 hours. Tickets cost 17€ - 25€ and the journey takes 2h 21m. Alternatively, Transport for Ireland operates a bus from Dublin to Galway hourly. Tickets cost 17€ - 21€ and the journey takes 2h 30m. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
[email protected]
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 to Galway Coach Station 1
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
[email protected]
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
[email protected]
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City center to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Bus Eireann

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Dublin to Galway bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Galway Coach Station 1.

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Dublin to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Galway 1 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Galway is 208 km. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Dublin to Galway.

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There are 359+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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